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Philosophers, thinkers, writers

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Philosophers, thinkers, writers

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“You're on Earth. There's no cure for that.” ― Samuel Beckett

That’s how it is on this bitch of an earth - but does it float

"So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war" - what, according to legend, Abraham Lincoln said upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." ~Repinned Via Michele Biery

Flannery O'Connor - American lay woman- considered one of the best writers in the United states-wrote short stories, novels, essays, letters, book reviews- Devout Catholic- wry and unusual sense of humor- Afflicted physically by severe lupus

Ken Kesey was an American author, best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as a counter-cultural figure who considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. "I was too young to be a beatnik, and too old to be a hippie," Kesey said in a 1999 interview with Robert K. Elder.


Jean-Paul Sartre (French existentialist philosopher and writer)

Jean-Paul Sartre at his home in Paris in 1946. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, but famously declined to accept it.

Colette, French novelist who was as famous for her free (and therefore scandalous) life style as for her writing, 1925

"Write hard and clear..." Ernest Hemingway / My favorite quotes...

"Science must begin with myths, and the criticism of myths." - Karl Popper

Bertrand Russell  Photo by Ida Kar

"Rather than love, rather than money, rather than fame, give me TRUTH." Henry David Thoreau #quote #thoreau #truth

"you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars" -e.e. Cummings

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime.[1] A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aiding in the abolition of slavery is Harriett Beecher Stowe's, Uncle Tom's Cabin. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln greeted Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862 by saying "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great [Civil] war." Truly one of history's finest depiction of American slavery.

Civil War Photos

Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (novella)

vice & virtue

Umberto Eco. Un dels grans filòsofs actuals i gran escriptor!!! tots els seus llibres s'haurien de llegir!

The Lit Quest: Guest Blog: Umberto Eco Overview

Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 One of America’s greatest poets Emily Dickinson lived most of her life in seclusion. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style. Her poetic style left a significant legacy on 20th Century poetry.

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born Jewish American writer. his works include The Adventures of Augie March (1953), Herzog (1964), Ravelstein (2000).

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) was a Welsh poet and writer, whose public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his sonorous voice with a subtle Welsh lilt became almost as famous as his works. His best-known works include the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood and the celebrated villanelle for his dying father, "Do not go gentle into that good night".

Rosa Luxemburg. Marxist, feminist and revolutionary. An important theorist of spontaneity as a factor in organization. "Freedom only for the supporters of the government, only for the members of a party – however numerous they may be – is no freedom at all. Freedom is always the freedom of the dissenter."

Rosa Luxemburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia