Complete a Writer | LitBash 34

A writer is incomplete without readers. Complete one now, start with those who were:

Born this week:

Pamela Lyndon Travers, UK
“A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.”

Jorge Amado, Brasil

Alex Haley, USA
“In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.”

Fernando Arrabal, Spain

John Galsworthy, UK

“The world’s a fine place for those who go out to take it; there’s lots of unknown stuff’ in it yet.”

Died this week:


Frederick Marryat, UK

Hermann Hesse, Germany
“it matters little that you suffer, so long as you feel alive with a sense of the close bond that connects all living things, so long as love does not die!”

Ulrich Plenzdorf, Germany

Edith Wharton, USA
“No insect hangs its nest on threads as frail as those which will sustain the weight of human vanity.”

Sandor Brody, Hungary

Thomas Mann, Germany
“We are most likely to get angry and excited in our opposition to some idea when we ourselves are not quite certain of our own position, and are inwardly tempted to take the other side.”

Ian Fleming, UK

Gilbert Cesbron, France

H. G. Wells, UK
“Money and credit are as much human contrivances as bicycles, and as liable to expansion and modification as any other sort of prevalent but imperfect machine.”

Rainer Brambach, Switzerland

Bertolt Brecht, Germany
“People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.”

Elias Canetti, Austria
“The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other very well.”

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