Looking for last-minute gift ideas? What better than something so intrinsically connected to the holiday season as writers who were...
Born this week:
Gustave Flaubert, France
"An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere."
Heinrich Heine, Germany
"Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings."
Jane Austen, UK
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
Arthur C. Clarke, UK
"I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming."
Philip K. Dick, USA
"Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night."
Died this week:
Jose Martiniano de Alencar, Brasil
"Opportunity makes the man."
Jean Richepin, France
"One may live without bread, not without roses."
Max Mell, Austria
Joseph Heller, USA
"When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as Catch-22 I'm tempted to reply, "Who has?""
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