Famous Authors

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Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-…

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J R R Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Ho…

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James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as …

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F Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American fiction writer, whose works helped to illustrate the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age. While he achieved popular success, …

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Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of w…

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often…

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George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair , better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, whose work is marked by lucid prose, awarene…

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th cen…

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Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens , known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His novels include The Adventure…

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and noted sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg the…

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J K Rowling

Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, FRSE, , writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novel…

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Leo Tolstoy

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy , usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He re…

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest n…

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Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as…

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is …

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those rev…

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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

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I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. - Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

Edgar Allan Poe

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When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. - Wayne Dyer

When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.

Wayne Dyer

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There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea. - Virginia Woolf

There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.

Virginia Woolf

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Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement. - John Charles Polanyi

Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.

John Charles Polanyi

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Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art. - Mae West

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.

Mae West

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. - Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

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For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year? - Virginia Woolf

For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?

Virginia Woolf

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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Aristotle

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The more laws, the less justice. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The more laws, the less justice.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars. - Dale Carnegie

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

Dale Carnegie

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Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. - Henry Miller

Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

Henry Miller

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In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit. - Deepak Chopra

In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.

Deepak Chopra

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Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair the rest is in the hands of God. - George Washington

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair the rest is in the hands of God.

George Washington

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Veiling truth in mystery. - Virgil

Veiling truth in mystery.

Virgil

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It is better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington

It is better to be alone than in bad company.

George Washington

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A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not. - Roald Dahl

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.

Roald Dahl

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Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream. - Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Paulo Coelho

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Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. - Virginia Woolf

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

Virginia Woolf

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The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Health consists with temperance alone. - Alexander Pope

Health consists with temperance alone.

Alexander Pope

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Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms. - George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot

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Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired. - Mark Twain

Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.

Mark Twain

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