Literary Birthday

Lord Byron

Literary Birthday – 22 January – Lord Byron

Lord Byron was born 22 January 1788, and died 19 April 1824 She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes… 10 Quotes There is something pagan…
Patricia Highsmith

Literary Birthday – 19 January – Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was born 19 January 1921, and died 4 February 1995  Nine Writing Quotes My New Year’s Eve Toast: to all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle —…
Julian Barnes

Literary Birthday – 19 January – Julian Barnes

Happy Birthday, Julian Barnes, born 19 January 1946 Julian Barnes: 10 Literary Quotes Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you, life where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books. It’s easy, after…
A. A. Milne

Literary Birthday – 18 January – A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne was born 18 January 1882, and died 31 January 1956 A. A. Milne Quotes To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks. The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when…

Literary Birthday – 17 January – Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë was born 17 January 1820, and died 28 May 1849 Anne Brontë: Five Quotes But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I…
Susan Sontag

Literary Birthday – 16 January – Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was born 16 January 1933, and died 28 December 2004 Susan Sontag: Top 10 Quotes Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art. A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world. Science fiction films…
Ernest J. Gaines

Literary Birthday – 15 January – Ernest J. Gaines

Happy Birthday, Ernest J. Gaines, born 15 January 1933 Ernest J. Gaines: Top 10 Quotes Nietzsche said without music, life would be a mistake. To me, without books, life would be a mistake. All writers write about the past, and I try to make it come…

Literary Birthday – 14 January – Edward St. Aubyn

Happy Birthday, Edward St. Aubyn, born 14 January 1960 Edward St Aubyn: 10 Quotes It seems people spend the majority of their lives believing they’re dying, with the only consolation being that at one point they get to be right. In the absence of God, we…

Literary Birthday – 13 January – Jay McInerney

Happy Birthday, Jay McInerney, born 13 January 1955 McInerney Quotes I made a lot for a literary novelist. Not only did I support myself but a bunch of ex-wives and kids and restaurateurs and club owners and drug dealers. My tenure in New York has coincided…
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