I’m thankful for Author Birthdays!

Voltaire (aka François-Marie Arouet) (b. November 21, 1694, Paris, France; d. 30, 1778, Paris, France)

What a normal looking fella“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” You can find more quotes here.

What you should read: Candide

For more information on Voltaire, click here.


George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans) (b. November 22, 1819, Nuneaton, UK; d. December 22, 1880, London, UK)

Eyes“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner

For more information on George Eliot and her works, click here.


Shel Silverstein (b. September 25, 1930, Chicago, IL; d. May 10, 1999, Key West, FL)

Always thought he would look at home on the back of a fine calvary horse, wielding a saber on some central/eastern European plain - wearing a ludicrous, plumed hat of course“It’s always a nice feeling, having people think that you feel things much deeper than you’re allowed to say, but this isn’t true. If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That’s enough.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends

For more information on Shel Silverstein, click here.


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