Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, has died at 94 [COURTESY LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOKS]
15 Postcards from Famous Authors (courtesy of Flavorwire).*
*I love that Kurt Vonnegut corresponded with someone from my home city!
- William Makepeace Thackeray was born on 7/18/1811. “A good laugh is sunshine in the house.”
- Jane Austen died on 7/18/1817. “A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.”
- Clifford Odets was born on 7/18/1906. “Life shouldn’t be printed on dollar bills.”
- Hunter S. Thompson was born on 7/18/1937. “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
- Hart Crane was born on 7/21/1899. “Love: a burnt match skating in the urinal.”
- Ernest Hemingway was born on 7/21/1899. “As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.”
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