The Dead Writers Round-Up: 6th January

  • Fanny Burney died on 1/6/1840. “Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure.” (Evelina; Cecilia; Camilla; The Wanderer)
  • Carl Sandburg was born on 1/6/1878. “Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.” (Chicago Poems; Abraham Lincoln: The War Years; Remembrance Rock; Rootabaga Stories)
  • Kahlil Gibran was born on 1/6/1883. “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” (Broken Wings; The Prophet)
  • Alan Watts was born on 1/6/1915. “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.” (The Way of Zen; The Joyous Cosmology; The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are)

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