Famous Authors

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Silence is a source of great strength. - Lao Tzu

Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

learning
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions. - James Madison

Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.

James Madison

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They succeed, because they think they can. - Virgil

They succeed, because they think they can.

Virgil

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No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing. - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. - Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

Benjamin Franklin

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I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. - Mahatma Gandhi

I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

Mahatma Gandhi

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I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out. - Anne Frank

I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.

Anne Frank

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Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. - Ayn Rand

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

Ayn Rand

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In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

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Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone. - Ayn Rand

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.

Ayn Rand

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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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Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart. - George Eliot

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.

George Eliot

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If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. - Jesus Christ

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Jesus Christ

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It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels. - Aldous Huxley

It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.

Aldous Huxley

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We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information. - Benjamin Franklin

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

Benjamin Franklin

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Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. - Mark Twain

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain

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God always takes the simplest way. - Albert Einstein

God always takes the simplest way.

Albert Einstein

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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Aldous Huxley

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Things don't have to change the world to be important. - Steve Jobs

Things don't have to change the world to be important.

Steve Jobs

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I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle. - Marilyn Monroe

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

Marilyn Monroe

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To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty. - Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.

Lao Tzu

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Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom. - Plato

Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.

Plato

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