Famous Authors

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why should poetry have to make sense? - Charlie Chaplin

Why should poetry have to make sense?

Charlie Chaplin

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The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions. - John W. Gardner

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

John W. Gardner

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It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

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Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. - Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Mother Teresa

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It would be my guess that Madonna is not a very happy woman. From my own experience, having gone through persona changes like that, that kind of clawing need to be the center of attention is not a pleasant place to be. - David Bowie

It would be my guess that Madonna is not a very happy woman. From my own experience, having gone through persona changes like that, that kind of clawing need to be the center of attention is not a pleasant place to be.

David Bowie

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Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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War is war. The only good human being is a dead one. - George Orwell

War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.

George Orwell

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

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I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong. - John Lennon

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.

John Lennon

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In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I was just doing my job in the ring and doing my best to make people happy. - Manny Pacquiao

I was just doing my job in the ring and doing my best to make people happy.

Manny Pacquiao

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Nothing succeeds like success. - Alexandre Dumas

Nothing succeeds like success.

Alexandre Dumas

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Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. - Virginia Woolf

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.

Virginia Woolf

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No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke

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Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone. - Deepak Chopra

Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.

Deepak Chopra

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If you're living in your time, you cannot help but to write about the things that are important. - Ray Bradbury

If you're living in your time, you cannot help but to write about the things that are important.

Ray Bradbury

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The greatest wealth is to live content with little. - Plato

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

Plato

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The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science. - Anton Chekhov

When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.

Anton Chekhov

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A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Actors are one family over the entire world. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Actors are one family over the entire world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

change
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. - Thomas Jefferson

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

Thomas Jefferson

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