Literary Birthdays in September

The summer has flown by and with autumn upon us once again, we thought we’d take a look at some famous literary figures with September birthdays, along with some of their more memorable, inspirational and humorous quotes.

Miguel de Cervantes: 29 September 1547 – 23 April 1616

“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.”

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

D H Lawrence: 11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930

“People always make war when they say they love peace.”

D H Lawrence

D H Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald: 24 September 1896 – 21 December 1940

“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”

F Scott Fitzgerald

F Scott Fitzgerald

H G Wells: 21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

H G Wells

H G Wells

William Faulkner: 25 September 1897 – 6 July 1962

“Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid.”

William Faulkner

William Faulkner

T S Eliot: 26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

TS Eliot

TS Eliot

Truman Capote: 30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984

“To me the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.”

Truman Capote

Truman Capote

Roald Dahl: 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Ken Kesey: 17 September 1935 – 10 November 2001

“To hell with facts, we need stories.”

Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey

Stephen King: 21 September 1947 – present

“I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.”

Stephen_King

Stephen_King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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