Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 2 February – Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was born 2 February 1905, and died 6 March 1982 The Top 10 Ayn Rand Quotes The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage…
James Joyce

Literary Birthday – 2 February – James Joyce

James Joyce was born 2 February 1882, and died 13 January 1941 James Joyce Quotes I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality. The…
Literary Birthday – 1 February – Muriel Spark

Literary Birthday – 1 February – Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark was born 1 February 1918, and died 13 April 2006 Quotes If you’re going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you’re going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic. It is difficult for people of advanced…
Literary Birthday – 1 February – Meg Cabot

Literary Birthday – 1 February – Meg Cabot

Happy Birthday, Meg Cabot, born 1 February 1967 Meg Cabot’s Advice to Young Writers: Write the kinds of stories you like to read. If you don’t love what you’re writing, no one else will, either. Don’t tell people you want to be a writer. Everyone will…

Literary Birthday – 31 January – Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer was born 31 January 1923, and died 10 November 2007  Norman Mailer: 10 Quotes On Writing Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. One of my basic notions for a long, long time is that there is this mysterious mountain out…
Literary Birthday – 30 January – Lloyd Alexander

Literary Birthday – 30 January – Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander was born 30 January 1924, and died 17 May 2007 Seven Bookish Quotes All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts. Books can truly change our lives: the lives of those who read them, the lives…
Literary Birthday – 30 January – Barbara Tuchman

Literary Birthday – 30 January – Barbara Tuchman

Barbara Tuchman was born 30 January 1912, and died 6 February 1989  Nine Quotes Books are humanity in print. Books are the carriers of civilisation. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Arguments can always be found to…
Anton Chekhov

Literary Birthday – 29 January – Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov was born 29 January 1860, and died 15 July 1904 "There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you’re angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you’re asked." Quotes on…
Literary Birthday – 29 January – Germaine Greer

Literary Birthday – 29 January – Germaine Greer

Happy Birthday, Germaine Greer, born 29 January 1939 Seven Germaine Greer Quotes A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity. Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither…
Literary Birthday – 28 January – Colette

Literary Birthday – 28 January – Colette

Colette was born 28 January 1873, and died 3 August 1954 Quotes The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not. Writing only leads to more writing. Books, books, books. It was not that I read…
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