Literary Birthday - 7 July - David Eddings

David Eddings was born 7 July 1931, and died 2 June 2009

Five Quotes

  1. I keep writing because it’s a habit. After fifty years or so I just can’t set it aside.
  2. I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we’re in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction. If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own.
  3. The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is that you have the worst boss in the world. I work every day of the year except at Christmas, when I work a half day.
  4. I wrote a novel for my degree, and I’m very happy I didn’t submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
  5. God save us from religion.

Eddings was an American fantasy writer. With his wife Leigh, he authored several best-selling epic fantasy novel series, including The Belgariad, The Malloreon, The Elenium, The Tamuli and The Dreamers.

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