I love both the quiet, contemplative quality of this photo of the American novelist and the layered textures/patterns of the various fabrics.
American novelist Faith Baldwin was born on 1 October 1893.
Here she is as a young woman, posing with a blurry dog:
“Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.”-Faith Baldwin
Famous bearded gent Herman Melville was born on 1 August 1819:
“Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.”-Jean Toomer
“We do not possess imagination enough to sense what we are missing.”-Jean Toomer
Agatha Christie: 15 September 1890-12 January 1976
Marie Corelli died on 21 April 1924:
“No one is contented in this world, I believe. There is always something left to desire, and the last thing longed for always seems the most necessary to happiness.”-Marie Corelli, A Romance of Two Worlds
George Sand by Auguste Charpentier, 1838:
Upton Sinclair died on 25 November 1968.
John O’Hara died on 11 April 1970.
“They say great themes make great novels…but what these young writers don’t understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women.”-John O’Hara