Some writers have nothing to say, but they say it beautifully, passionately, and engagingly. Find out for yourself; start with writers who were...
Born this week:
Bernardo Guimaraes, Brasil
Edith Nesbit, UK
Charles Bukowski, USA
"People with no morals often considered themselves more free, but mostly they lacked the ability to feel or love."
V. S. Naipaul, UK / India
"Everybody is interesting for an hour, but few people can last more than two."
Alain Robbe-Grillet, France
"The true writer has nothing to say. What counts is the way he says it."
Ogden Nash, USA
"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."
Howard Lovecraft, USA
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown..."
Vilhelm Moberg, Sweden
"I have met the town idiot, who declares that all the automobiles in the world are of less value than a single human life. I have met the most harmless inhabitant of Pine Beach: a wise man."
Mary Margaret Kaye, UK
Died this week:
Margaret Mitchell, USA
"Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!"
Honore de Balzac, France
"Equality may be a right, but no power on earth can convert it into fact."
Leonhard Frank, Germany
Tibor Dery, Hungary
Blaise Pascal, France
"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."
Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain
"Old women can see through walls."
Ladislav Fuks, Czech
Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark