Literary Birthday

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…

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…
Jack London

Literary Birthday – 12 January – Jack London

Jack London was born 12 January 1876, and died 22 November 1916 Jack London: 10 Writing Quotes Merely because you have got some­thing to say that may be of interest to others does not free you from making all due effort to express that something in…
Haruki Murakami

Literary Birthday – 12 January – Haruki Murakami

Happy Birthday, Haruki Murakami, born 12 January 1949 On Writing: Haruki Murakami Excerpts taken from Murakami’s memoir, What I Talk about When I Talk about Running ‘In every interview I’m asked what’s the most important quality a novelist has to have. It’s pretty obvious: talent. No matter how much…

Literary Birthday – 11 January – Alan Paton

Alan Paton was born 11 January 1903, and died 12 April 1988 Three Quotes from Cry, The Beloved Country There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it. Cry,…
Robinson Jeffers

Literary Birthday – 10 January – Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers was born 10 January 1887, and died 20 January 1962 Five Quotes Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it. Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems…
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