Happy Birthday to the author of so many literarily and life inspiring poems, Robert Frost. Without a doubt, the line that truly truly keeps me humble and motivated were his:
Literary Birthday – 26 March
Happy Birthday, Robert Frost, born 26 March 1874, died 29 January 1963
- In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
- Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
- And were an epitaph to be my story I’d have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
- Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
- To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
- Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
- No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
- Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world.
Frost was an American poet. He is one of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Also, please let us not forget Tennessee Williams, and celebrating his contributions to this world. I find his 4th quote below to be the most haunting:
Literary Birthday – 26 March
Happy Birthday, Tennessee Williams, born 26 March 1911, died 25 February 1983
The Top 10 Tennessee Williams Quotes On Writing
- At the age of fourteen I discovered writing as an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable.
- I’m a poet. And then I put the poetry in the drama. I put it in short stories, and I put it in the plays. Poetry’s poetry. It doesn’t have to be called a poem, you know.
- When I write I don’t aim to shock people, and I’m surprised when I do. But I don’t think that anything that occurs in life should be omitted from art, though the artist should present it in a fashion that is artistic and not ugly. I set out to tell the truth. And sometimes the truth is shocking.
- If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.
- The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one’s office for a job.
- I don’t have an audience in mind when I write. I’m writing mainly for myself. After a long devotion to playwriting I have a good inner ear. I know pretty well how a thing is going to sound on the stage, and how it will play. I write to satisfy this inner ear and its perceptions. That’s the audience I write for.
- What shouldn’t you do if you’re a young playwright? Don’t bore the audience!
- I believe the way to write a good play is to convince yourself it is easy to do—then go ahead and do it with ease. Don’t maul, don’t suffer, don’t groan till the first draft is finished.
- We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
- The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that’s true of everyone, don’t you?
Williams was an American playwright who also wrote short stories, novels, poetry, essays, screenplays and a volume of memoirs. His plays are regarded as classics of the American stage and include A Streetcar Named Desire andThe Glass Menagerie. Williams adapted much of his best known work for the cinema.
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And what would a day be like without some John Green love?