Authors’ Birthdays – January

… The end of January, at least.

 

Zane Grey (b. January 31, 1872, Zanesville, OH; d. October 23, 1939, Altadena, CA)

I was picturing a handlebar mustache and a stetson.“I will see this game of life out to its bitter end.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Riders of the Purple Sage

For more information on Zane Grey, click here.

 

Norman Mailer (b. January 31, 1923, Long Branch, NJ; d. November 10, 2007, New York City, NY)

Biblo?“Culture’s worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we’re all totalitarian beasts.” You can find more quotes here.

What you should read: The Naked and the Dead

For more information on Norman Mailer, click here.

 

Langston Hughes (b. February 1, 1902, Joplin, MO; d. May 22, 1967, New York City, NY)

Where is he? I would freak out in that room.“Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Collected poems

For more information on Langston Hughes, click here.

 

James Joyce (b. February 2, 1882, Rathgar, Ireland; d. January 13, 1941, Zürich, Switzerland)

I just think "off-kilter"“The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Ulysses

For more information on James Joyce, click here.

 

Ayn Rand (b. February 2, 1905, Saint Petersburg, Russia; d. March 6, 1982, New York City, NY)

She just looks Russian... with a bit of Annie Oakley“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Atlas Shrugged

For more information on Ayn Rand, click here.

 

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