Literary Birthday - 4 February - Jacques Prévert

Jacques Prévert was born 4 February 1900, and died 11 April 1977 

Four Quotes
  1. Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
  2. Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.
  3. When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today.
  4. We should try to be happy, just to set an example.

Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems are popular in the French-speaking world. His films formed part of the poetic realist movement, and include Les Enfants du Paradis.

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Literary Birthday - 3 February - Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier was born 3 February 1842, and died 7 September 1881

Seven Quotes
  1. Music is love in search of a word.
  2. Gradually I find that my whole soul is merging itself into this business of writing, and especially of writing poetry. I am going to try it; and am going to test, in the most rigid way I know, the awful question whether it is my vocation.
  3. Virtues are acquired through endeavour, which rests wholly upon yourself.
  4. If a man made himself an expert in any particular branch of human activity, there would result the strong tendency that a peculiar aptitude towards the same branch would be found among some of his descendants.
  5. Verse is a set of specially related sounds, repeated aloud.
  6. My principle is, the artist shall put forth, humbly & lovingly, without bitterness, the very best & highest that is within him,utterly regardless of contemporary criticism.
  7. Music means harmony, harmony means love.

Lanier was an American musician, poet and author. His works reflected a love of the land, as well as his concern over declining values and commercial culture in the Reconstruction South. He became a professor and is known for his adaptation of musical meter to poetry. 

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