William Blake (b. November 28, 1757, London, UK; d. August 12, 1827, Westminster, UK)
“If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out.” You can find more quotes here.
What you should read: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
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Rita Mae Brown (b. November 28, 1944, Hanover, PA)
“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: Wish You Were Here
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Louisa May Alcott (b. November 29, 1832, Philadelphia, PA; d. March 6, 1888, Boston, MA)
“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.” You can find more quotes here.
What you should read: Little Women
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C.S. Lewis (b. November 29, 1898, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK; d. November 22, 1963, Oxford, UK)
“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” Find more quotes here.
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Jonathan Swift (b. November 30, 1667, Dublin, Ireland; d. October 19, 1745, Dublin, Ireland)
“Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: Gulliver’s Travels
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Mark Twain (AKA Samuel Clemens) (b. November 30, 1835, Florida, MO; d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT)
“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” Find more quotes here.
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Winston Churchill (b. November 30, 1874, Blenheim Palace, UK; d. January 24, 1965, London, UK)
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” You can find more quotes here.
What you should read: The Gathering Storm
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T.C. Boyle (b. December 2, 1948, Peekskill, NY)
“The compulsively readable events of my life occurred mainly in infancy, and it’s been pretty humdrum ever since.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: The Tortilla Curtain
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Joseph Conrad (b. December 3, 1857, Berdychiv, Ukraine; d. August 3, 1924, Bishopsbourne, UK)
“I don’t like work… but I like what is in work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself, not for others – which no other man can ever know.” You can find more quotes here.
What you should read: Heart of Darkness
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