Edward Gorey was born on 22 February 1925:
The extremely accomplished Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born on 17 February 1879.
Selected books: Gunhild (1907); The Bent Twig (1915); Understood Betsy (1917); Raw Material (1923); Bonfire (1933); Seasoned Timber (1939).
I’m sharing this (again?), because W. B. Yeats is on my mind today.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”-Charles Dickens (born 7 February 1812)
“I am a documentarian of what I do.”-Gay Talese (born 7 February 1932)
- Name: Walter Bagehot
- D/O/B: 3 February 1826
- Member Since: 1866
- Status: Charter Member
- Important Role: Economics Adviser
- Hobbies: Philosophy; Mathematics; staring wistfully into space
It is from 1914, when she was on the cusp of every possibility:
Simone de Beauvoir was born on 9 January 1908:
“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”-Katherine Mansfield (died on 9 January 1923)