7 Mind-Provoking Quotes from H.G. Wells

As one of the founding fathers of science fiction, Herbert George Wells certainly had a lot to say about the human race. From mankind’s fondness for war to our place in the universe, Wells certainly didn’t shy away from sharing his opinions. In honor of what would have been his 154th birthday, here are aContinue reading “7 Mind-Provoking Quotes from H.G. Wells”

Literary Birthday – Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born 15 September 1890, and died 12 January 1976. Agatha Christie was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She is best remembered for her 66 detective novels featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Her works include And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile. Christie is believedContinue reading “Literary Birthday – Agatha Christie”

Literary Birthday – Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was born 9 September 1828, and died 20 November 1910. Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer of novels, short stories, plays and essays.  He is best known for War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and The Death of Ivan Ilyich. His ideas on non-violent resistance, in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, had an impact on MohandasContinue reading “Literary Birthday – Leo Tolstoy”

Literary Birthday of a Horror Writer – Guy de Maupassant’s Horror Fiction and 10 Quotes

Born August 5, 1850, Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. He wrote more than 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of poetry. It is with Le Gaulois in 1883 that de Maupassant diverted himself from a career asContinue reading “Literary Birthday of a Horror Writer – Guy de Maupassant’s Horror Fiction and 10 Quotes”

Literary Birthday – 24 July – Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas was born 24 July 1802, and died 5 December 1870. 12 Quotes Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy. One’s work may be finished someday, but one’s education never. Infatuated, half through conceit, half through loveContinue reading “Literary Birthday – 24 July – Alexandre Dumas”

Literary Birthday – 23 July – Vikram Chandra

Happy Birthday, Vikram Chandra, born 23 July 1961. Seven Quotes The world is a story we tell ourselves about the world. When you’re a writer you sometimes have to spend time poking at part of yourself that normal, sane people leave alone. The novel is a technology that is fairly new, of recent invention. Yes, inContinue reading “Literary Birthday – 23 July – Vikram Chandra”

Literary Birthday – 21 July – Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born 21 July 1899, and died  2 July 1961. Ernest Hemingway Quotes The world breaks everyone … those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you tooContinue reading “Literary Birthday – 21 July – Ernest Hemingway”

Literary Birthday – 18 July – Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson was born 18 July 1937, and died 20 February  2005 12 Quotes As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says,Continue reading “Literary Birthday – 18 July – Hunter S. Thompson”