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Literary Birthday - 22 July - Bryan Forbes

Happy Birthday, Bryan Forbes, born 22 July 1926, died 8 May 2013

Eight Quotes

  1. Writing is one of the loneliest of the arts; unlike the actor we have no immediate audience and must wait many long months, even years on occasion, for the splatter of applause to reach our ears, if indeed we are not damned by total neglect.
  2. Nothing recedes like success.
  3. An actor must have arrogance, conceit…I would never have made it as an actor, but I still have conceit.
  4. I may not have come up the hard way, but I have come up the whole way.
  5. I was a writer who became an actor who became a screenwriter who became a director. 
  6. I remember saying to this particular savagely disturbed woman [who was protesting The Stepford Wives], “You’ve missed the whole point. A, it’s fantasy; B, if anybody looks stupid, it’s the men. It’s not an attack on women, it’s an attack on women being exploited by men.”
  7. Life is pretty grotty, and anything that brings back a little Romanticism to life is not to be despised.
  8. I have often found that, although we dump things, part of the egg remains and starts to gestate. We pull them out of our subconscious years later and use them again in a different project. 

Forbes was an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist. He books included International Velvet, The Rewrite Man, and The Soldier;s Story. He was well known as the director of the films, The Stepford WivesWhistle Down the Wind, and King Rat. He also wrote several screenplays, including The League of Gentlemen.

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Literary Birthday - 22 July - S.E. Hinton

Happy Birthday, S.E. Hinton, born 22 July 1948

10 Quotes

  1. Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.
  2. I like having a private name and a public name. It helps keep things straight.
  3. I really do like listening to stuff that’s happened to other people. I guess that’s why I like to read.
  4. I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.
  5. Movies can’t ruin books. They can only ruin movies.
  6. I go straight from thinking about my narrator to being him.
  7. You know what the crummiest feeling you can have is? To hate the person you love the best in the world.
  8. I wish I was a kid again, when I had all the answers.
  9. I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
  10. If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.

Susan Eloise Hinton is an American writer best known for The Outsiders, which she wrote during high school.

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Smile! It's Ernest Hemingway's Birthday

Today is the anniversary of Ernest Hemingway's birthday (born 21 July 1899, died  2 July 1961). Enjoy these 10 Quotes and 27 gems from Hemingway on writing.

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Literary Birthday - 21 July - Hart Crane

Happy Birthday, Hart Crane, born 21 July 1899, died 27 April 1932

Four Quotes

  1. I got so I simply gagged every time I sat before my desk to write an ad.
  2. One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment.
  3. I have wanted to write you more than once, but it will take many letters to let you know what I mean (for myself, at least) when I say that I have seen the Word made Flesh.
  4. Scatter these well-meant idioms into the smoky spring that fills the suburbs, where they will be lost.

Crane was an American poet who found inspiration in the poetry of T. S. Eliot. He wrote The Bridge as an epic poem in the vein of The Waste Land

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