Dorothy Parker was born on 22 August 1893:
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born on 4 August 1792.
Posthumous Portrait of Shelley Writing Prometheus Unbound in Italy by Joseph Severn, 1845
Famous bearded gent Herman Melville was born on 1 August 1819:
“Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its jagged edges.”-Herman Melville (Billy Budd)
“The divine art is the story.”-Isak Dinesen
“Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.”-George Bernard Shaw
This caricature of George Bernard Shaw is what the world needs…
Happy birthday, Franz Kafka! He was born on 3 July 1883.
This is pretty decent writing advice, too, if taken only when needed.