Category Archives: Literary Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Terry Brooks

If you do not hear music in your words, you have put too much thought into your writing and not enough heart. Notable Works: The Sword of Shannara (1977) The Black Unicorn (1987) The Sorcerer’s Daughter (2016) Advertisements

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Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Notable Works: The Cat in the Hat (1957) Green Eggs and Ham (1960) One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)

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Happy Birthday Boris Pasternak!

“How wonderful to be alive, he thought. But why does it always hurt?” Notable Work: Doctor Zhivago (1957)

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Happy Birthday Gertrude Stein!

“If you can’t say anything nice about anyone else, come sit next to me.” Notable Works: Fernhurst (1904) Three Lives (1905) Tender Buttons (1912) The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas (1933)

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Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll!

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” Notable Works: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) Through the Looking-Glass (1871)

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Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf!

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Notable Work: Mrs. Dalloway (1925) To the Lighthouse (1927) Orlando: A Biography (1928) A Room of One’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Edith Wharton!

“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!”

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