10 Witty Wisecracks from Dorothy Parker

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Dorothy Parker (August 22nd, 1893 – June 7th, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer and satirist, best remembered for her wit and wisecracks.

Born in New Jersey, Parker had an unhappy childhood, leading to a long and unhappy relationship with her own father. She first became well known in 1918 when she stepped in for P. G Wodehouse writing theatre criticism for Vanity Fair. While her caustic wit was popular with readers, she was eventually terminated after her criticisms began to offend powerful theatre producers. Read More

10 Magical Quotes From Mary Poppins Author P.L. Travers.

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Australian writer P.L. Travers was born on the 9th of August in 1899 and died on the 23rd of April 1996. Travers spent much of her early career as a Shakespearean actress until she began writing at the age of 25.

She is best known for her book series Mary Poppins (1934) upon which the famous 1964 Disney movie was based. Another musical adaptation of the books and film was put on in the West End in 2004, and premiered on Broadway in 2006.

Reportedly inspired by Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, Travers’ work is full of magic and humour, and perfect for adults and children alike.

Here are ten of her best quotes from the Mary Poppins novels.

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10 Quotes From Shutter Island Author Dennis Lehane

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Dennis Lehane was born in Boston, Massachusetts on the 4th of August in 1965. The American author has had more than a dozen novels published, and many adapted for the silver screen. Mystic River (2003) was directed by Clint Eastwood, and in 2011 Shutter Island was produced and directed by Martin Scorsese.

Lehane has also won awards for his screenwriting, namely The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. 

Here are ten of his best quotes taken from his novels and other writings.

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10 Brooding and Moody Quotes From Emily Brontë

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The recluse English writer, Emily Brontë, was born on the 30th of July in 1818 and died on the 19th of December in 1848. In her short life Emily wrote her only novel, Wuthering Heights, and many poems.

Wuthering Heights was first published in London in 1847 by Thomas Cautley Newby and was so full of passion and violence that it was assumed to be written by a man. British historian, Juliet Gardiner said: “the vivid sexual passion and power of its language and imagery impressed, bewildered and appalled reviewers.” 

We took some of our favourite broody and moody Emily Brontë quotes from selected poems and from her novel, and put them together them below for your enjoyment.

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Talented Artist Takes Classic Book Quotes and Turns Them into Beautiful Posters

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Stunning Posters are Available to Buy too!

Are you looking for some awesome literary themed posters to liven up your home? Maybe there’s a special bibliophile in your life who has a birthday coming up? Either way, check out these gorgeous posters created by Wisdom Supply Co, which take quotes from classic literature such as Moby Dick and Frankenstein and puts them with fantastic artwork in the form of a poster that will look great on your wall. Read More

10 Wry and Clever Quotes By George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw was born on the 26th of July in 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He was a playwright and critic, who often took a satirical view of issues of the time. His well-known trademark drama and humour shows up in his critical look at class and middle-class morals, the play Pygmalion, which was adapted in 1956 as My Fair Lady. 

Bernard Shaw (as he preferred to be called) has been heralded as second only to Shakespeare, as the most influential and important playwright of our time. His intelligent theatre style engaged the audience in a way no one else had been able to, paving the way for writers such as John Galsworthy.

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Flirting Lessons from Shakespeare, the Romantic Bard

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Have you ever wanted to woo someone and simultaneously show how cultured you are?

Is the object of your affection a big Shakespeare fan, or with a penchant for all things Elizabethan?

Look no further than these flirty lines from the ultimate romantic: William Shakespeare. Our bard offers some of the best lessons in flirting…

Here are ten of his greatest lines, guaranteed to help you find love*.

(*Disclaimer: we may be exaggerating…)

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15 Thought-Provoking Quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray

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William Makepeace Thackeray was a 19th century writer and poet known particularly for his satirical works of the time. He was born on the 18th of July in 1811 and died on Christmas Eve in 1863 after suffering a stroke aged just 52.

He was best known for his work Vanity Fair which follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley  during and after the Napoleonic Wars. Thackeray worked often under a pseudonym as his work attacked the rich and powerful, and satirised early 19th-century British society.

His work is considered second only to Charles Dickens (depending on who you ask), and like Dickens his way with words is thought-provoking and full of wit.

Here are 15 of our favourite quotes taken from his many pieces of work…

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Beautiful Quotes by Winston Graham, Author of Ross Poldark.

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Winston Graham OBE was born on the 30th of June in 1908 and died on the 10th of July in 2003. As a novelist he was best known for his series of historical novels set in Cornwall- The Poldark Novels.

The stories surrounding Ross Poldark are now a hit BBC series, popular all over- from Cornwall, UK, to the USA. This popularity may be partly due to the stunning good looks of actor Aidan Turner who plays Ross Poldark but also thanks to Winston Graham’s emotive words.

Here are ten of Winston Graham’s beautiful quotes from his various works of fiction.

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8 Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quotes from The Little Prince

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery (29th June 1900 – 31st July 1944) was a French writer, poet and pioneering aviator, best known for The Little Prince, the most translated novel in the world.

A successful commercial pilot before World War II, Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote in his spare time but his real obsession was flying. One of the pioneers of international postal flight he flew when aircraft had few instruments. In 1935 he brought down his aircraft over the desert in Morocco, surviving the crash he was finally rescued after four days and served as inspiration for The Little Prince. Read More