Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Virgil

One of Rome’s greatest poets, Publius Vergilius Maro, known as Virgil (15 October, 70 BCE – 21 September, 19 BCE) wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic poem Aeneid. Virgil’s work has had a profound influence on Western literature, and Virgil appears as a main character in Dante’s…

Song Lyric Sunday – Trains – “Love Train”

“People all over the worldJoin handsStart a love train, love train” Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Love Train was a hit single released by the O’Jays in 1972. In early 1973, it reached number one on R&B Singles and the Billboard Hot 100 and was the O’Jays only number one hit on the…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: William Faulkner

Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature and in Southern literature specifically. Primarily known for his novels and short stories set in a fictional county in Mississippi, he also wrote screenplays, poetry, and essays. Some of Faulkner’s most notable works include:…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: H.G. Wells

Best remembered for his science fiction novels, H.G. Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was a British writer of novels, short stories, history, social commentary, biography, and autobiography. His science fiction works include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau,  The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and the military science fiction The War…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Roald Dahl

“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.“ (Roald Dahl) Roald Dahl ( 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) rose to prominence in the 1940s, writing for both adults and children. He is…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Eugene Field

 “…Books cannot change. A thousand years hence they are what you find them to-day, speaking the same words, holding forth the same cheer, the same promise, the same comfort; always constant, laughing with those who laugh and weeping with those who weep.”  (Eugene Field) Known as “the poet of childhood,” Eugene Field  (September 2, 1850…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Sir Walter Scott

“Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.” (Sir Walter Scott) Sir Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832)  was a Scottish novelist, poet, historian and biographer. He is credited with with inventing the historical novel, and his works remain classics of British…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Alex Haley

Alex Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an American author who has been credited with raising public awareness of African American history and of sparking widespread interest in genealogy. Haley ghostwrote his first book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which was published in 1965 and has been a consistent bestseller since its publication….