Literary Birthday

Gustave Flaubert

Literary Birthday – 12 December – Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert was born 12 December 1821, and died 8 May 1880 Gustave Flaubert Quotes Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present…
Helen Dunmore

Literary Birthday – 12 December – Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore was born 12 December 1952 and died 5 June 2017 Helen Dunmore Quotes As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth; we are formed by what we are told by our parents, our teachers, our intimates. I would like people…

Literary Birthday – 11 December – Ayelet Waldman

Happy Birthday, Ayelet Waldman, born 11 December 1964 Ayelet Waldman - Eight Quotes On Writing and Reading Forget discovery. Think about discipline. Writing is a habit — a physical habit. You can’t wait for the muse — you must just sit down at the same time…
Cornelia Funke

Literary Birthday – 10 December – Cornelia Funke

Happy Birthday, Cornelia Funke, born 10 December 1958 Seven Quotes About Books Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly. Books have to be…
Joanna Trollope

Literary Birthday – 9 December – Joanna Trollope

Happy Birthday, Joanna Trollope, born 9 December 1943 What has been the greatest writing influence for Joanna Trollope? 'Simply - just life, I think. At certain stages - I’m sure this is true of everyone - a particular person or book or idea or movie can…
Bill Bryson

Literary Birthday – 8 December – Bill Bryson

Happy Birthday, Bill Bryson, born 8 December 1951 Bill Bryson: Nine Quotes There are things you just can’t do in life. You can’t beat the phone company, you can’t make a waiter see you until he’s ready to see you, and you can’t go home again.…
Willa Cather

Literary Birthday – 7 December – Willa Cather

Willa Cather was born 7 December 1873, and died 24 April 1947 Willa Cather: 10 Quotes Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again. There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves…
Joan Didion

Literary Birthday – 5 December – Joan Didion

Happy Birthday, Joan Didion, born 5 December 1934 12 Quotes on Writing I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. We tell ourselves stories in order to…

Literary Birthday – 4 December – Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle was born 4 December 1795, and died 5 February 1881 Thomas Carlyle: 10 Literary Quotes What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. Writing is…
Joseph Conrad

Literary Birthday – 3 December – Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad was born born 3 December 1857, and died 3 August 1924 Joseph Conrad Quotes The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are…
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