Danielle Steel (b. August 14, 1947, New York, NY)
“Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.” Read more quotes here.
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Sir Walter Scott (b. August 15, 1771, Edinburgh, UK; d. September, 21, 1832, Melrose, UK)
“The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.” Find more quotes here.
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Georgette Heyer (b. August 16, 1902, London, UK; d. July 4, 1974, London, UK)
“I think myself I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense…. But it’s unquestionably good escapist literature and I think I should rather like it if I were sitting in an air-raid shelter or recovering from flu.” You can find more quotes here.
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H.P. Lovecraft (b. August 20, 1890, Providence, RI; d. March 15, 1937, Providence, RI)
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” Read more quotes here.
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Ray Bradbury (b. August 22, 1920, Waukegan, IL; d. June 5, 2012, Los Angeles, CA)
“Collecting facts is important. Knowledge is important. But if you don’t have an imagination to use the knowledge, civilization is nowhere.” Read more quotes here.
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Nelson DeMille (b. August 23, 1943, New York, NY)
“We’re all pilgrims on the same journey – but some pilgrims have better road maps.” Find more quotes here.
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Jorge Luis Borges (b. August 24, 1899, Buenos Aires, Argentina; d. June 14, 1986, Geneva, Switzerland)
“In the order of literature, as in others, there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects.” Find more quotes here.
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Paulo Coelho (b. August 24, 1947, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
“You’re always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.” You can find more quotes here.
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Orson Scott Card (b. August 24, 1951, Richland, WA)
“There’s a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be ‘good’, to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.” Read more quotes here.
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John Green (b. August 24, 1977, Indianapolis, IN)
“Read a lot. Read broadly… Tell stories to your friends, and pay attention to when they get bored… Write a lot.” Read more quotes here.
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Ira Levin (b. August 27, 1929, New York, NY; d. November 12, 2007, New York, NY)
“Being happy or unhappy – is that really the most important thing? Knowing the truth would be a different kind of happiness – a more satisfying kind, I think, even if it turned out to be a sad kind.” Read more quotes here.
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