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13 noiembrie 2012

Literary Birthday - Robert Louis Stevenson, 13 November

Happy Birthday, Robert Louis Stevenson, born 13 November 1850, died 3 December 1894
Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure IslandKidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Five Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes
  1. Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life. 
  2. The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
  3. All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. 
  4. It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face. 
  5. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.

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