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Philosophers, thinkers, writers

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

Philosophers, thinkers, writers

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Three great Russian writers – Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910), Maxim Gorky (1868 – 1936) and Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904). Crimea, Russia, 1901. #Leo_Tolstoy

Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller

Samuel Beckett waiting for Godot outside a Paris cafe, 1988

Writers having a drink - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American Author. Her debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. #WomenWhoInspire

Jhumpa Lahiri, New York City, 2003 — Marion Ettlinger

Yasunari Kawabata (born in 1899; d.1972), the first Japanese writer to win Nobel prize for literature, in 1968.

Pearl S. Buck - First American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature

Years Around the Even Post: Pearl S. Buck and Her Alma Mater

William Golding (1911-1993) Author of "Lord of the Flies", winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

File:William Golding 1983.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (French: [ʒɔʁʒ simnɔ̃]; 13 February 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a Belgian writer. Author who published nearly 200 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.

Tennessee Williams by Jared French (1905-1987), 1943

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires" - John Steinbeck (so true!)

Happy Birthday, John Steinbeck!

Franz Kafka smiling

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Mary Shelley 1797-1851 English writer, Shelley had an unhappy childhood after her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died. Aged 16 she ran away to Europe with the poet Percy Bysshe. One summer they shared a house in Switzerland with othe poets and thinkers including Lord Byron. While there Mary wrote one of the most famous horror stories of al time, about a student called Frankenstein and the terrible monster that he created

Monsters by Author: Mary Shelley

Albert Camus

“If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.” ― Noam Chomsky

“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