Literary Birthday - 4 September - Mary Renault

Mary Renault was born 4 September 1905, and died 13 December 1983

Six Quotes

  1. The rightness of a thing isn’t determined by the amount of courage it takes.
  2. A man is at his youngest when he thinks he is a man, not yet realizing that his actions must show it.
  3. Everything is change; and you cannot step twice into the same river.
  4. You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it.
  5. True friends share everything, except the past before they met.
  6. In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.

Renault was an English-born writer who took South African citizenship. She is best known for her historical novels set in Ancient Greece. Her novels includeThe Last of the WineThe King Must Die, and The Persian Boy. She also wroteThe Nature of Alexander, a non-fiction biography of Alexander.

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