Cure for autumn blues | LitBash 42

Days are getting shorter? Nights are getting longer? Nothing on TV? A great opportunity to pick up a book! Start with writers who were…

Born this week:

Louis Aragon, France
“Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized.”

James Alfred Wight, UK
“For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents. The words ‘My book,’ as in ‘I’ll put that in it one day,’ became a sort of running joke. Eventually she said, ‘Look, I don’t want to offend you, but you’ve been saying that for 25 years. If you were going to write a book, you’d have done it. You’re never going to do it now. Old vets of 50 don’t write books.’ So I purchased a lot of paper right then and started to write.”

Gore Vidal, USA
“Envy is the central fact of American life.”

Denis Diderot, France
“It has been said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none.”

Teresa de la Parra, Venezuela

Flann O’Brien, Ireland

Charles Bertin, Belgium

Sig Halvard Dagerman, Sweden

Jose Donoso, Chile

Vaclav Havel, Czech
“Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.”

Frank Herbert, USA

Died this week:

Ivan Yefremov, Russia

Henry Fielding, UK
“Love and scandal are the best sweeteneers of tea.”

Felix Salten, Austria
Author of Bambi

Jean Giono, France

Andre Maurois, France
“It is easy to be admired when one remains inaccessible.”


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