2 3 live&learn&rejoice: Author seamen

March 23, 2011

Author seamen

Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, James Michener .... Quotes follow - 

Herman Melville
-- “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.”
-- “They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.”
Joseph Conrad
-- “Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.”
-- “Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.”
James Michener
-- “Unless you think you can do better than Tolstoy, we don't need you”
-- “I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.”

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