Oscar Wilde (b. October 16, 1854, Dublin, Ireland; d. November 30, 1900, Paris, France)
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” Find more quotes here.
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Arthur Miller (b. October 17, 1915, New York City, NY; d. February 10, 2005, Roxbury, CT)
“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.” You can find more quotes here.
What you should read: Death of a Salesman
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John le Carre (aka David Cornwell) (b. October 19, 1931, Poole, UK)
“A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.” Find more quotes here.
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Ursula K. LeGuin (b. October 21, 1929, Berkeley, CA)
“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” Read more quotes here.
What you should read: A Wizard of Earthsea, The Lathe of Heaven and The Dispossessed
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Carrie Fisher (b. October 21, 1956, Beverly Hills, CA)
“I’m very sane about how crazy I am.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: The Princess Diarist
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Timothy Leary (b. October 22, 1920, Springfield, MA; d. May 31, 1996, Beverly Hills, CA)
“We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Michael Crichton (b. October 23, 1942, Chicago, IL; d. November 4, 2008, Los Angeles, CA)
“Human beings never think for themselves; they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.” Read more quotes here.
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Dylan Thomas (b. October 27, 1914, Swansea, UK; d. November 9, 1953, New York, NY)
“Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: “Do not go gentle into that good night” and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
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Sylvia Plath (b. October 27, 1932, Boston, MA ; d. February 11, 1963, London, UK)
“One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: The Bell Jar
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John Keats (b. October 31, 1795, London, UK; d. February 23, 1821, Rome, Italy)
“There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, “Endymion”, and “The Eve of St. Agnes”
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Stephen Crane (b. November 1, 1871, Newark, NJ; d. June 5, 1900, Badenweiler, Germany)
“‘Think as I think,’ said a man, ‘ or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.’ And, after I thought of it, I said, ‘I will, then, be a toad.'” You can find more quotes here.
What you should read: The Red Badge of Courage
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Sam Shepard (b. November 5, 1943, Fort Sheridan, IL)
“Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it’s no longer democracy, is it? It’s something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: Cruising Paradise and Great Dream of Heaven
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Albert Camus (b. November 7, 1913, Dréan, Algeria; d. January 4, 1960, Villeblevin, France)
“The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.” Read more quotes here.
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Bram Stoker (b. November 8, 1847, Dublin, Ireland; d. April 20, 1912, London, UK)
“How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: Dracula
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Margaret Mitchell (b. November 8, 1900, Atlanta, GA; d. August 16, 1949, Atlanta, GA)
“I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken – and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: Gone with the Wind
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Peter Weiss (b. November 8, 1916, Potsdam, Germany; d. May 10, 1982, Stockholm, Sweden)
“Once and for all, the idea of glorious victories won by the glorious army must be wiped out. Neither side is glorious. On either side they’re just frightened men messing their pants and they all want the same thing. Not to lie under the earth but to walk upon it – without crutches” Read more quotes here.
What you should read: The Aesthetics of Resistance
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Carl Sagan (b. November 9, 1934, New York, NY; d. December 20, 1996, Seattle, WA)
“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” Find more quotes here.
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Kurt Vonnegut (b. November 11, 1922, Indianapolis, IN; d. April 11, 2007, New York, NY)
“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” Find more quotes here.
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