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Happy New Year’s Eve! Today’s post requires another catch-up inclusion; next week sees a new post format for this feature, moving to a weekly article.  So to ease into that change, a quote from witers born on each day of this week, from 27th December to 3rd January, follows:

Born 27th December, 1727 (died 18th June 1809), the Irish writer Arthur Murphy: “Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.”

Born 28th December, 1931 (died 30th November, 1994), French writer Guy Debord: “Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.”

Born 29th December, 1893 (died 29th March, 1970), English writer Vera Brittain: “Politics are usually an executive expression of human immaturity.”

Born 30th December, 1865 (died 18th January, 1936), English writer Rudyard Kipling – I couldn’t choose between these two quotes: “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh how beautiful.’ and sitting in the shade.” and “A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.” (We also might have chosen Alfred Einstein, born 30/12/1880, died 13/2/1952)

Born 31st December, 1779 (died July 12th. 1849), English poet Horace Smith: “Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.”

Born 1st January, 1767 (died 22nd May, 1849), Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth: “Fortunes wheel never stands still, the highest point is the most perilous.”

Born 2nd January, 1928 the Japanese writer Daisaku Ikedu: “Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.”

Born 3rd January, 1892 (died 2nd September 1973), English novelist J.R.R.Tolkien: “All that is gold does not glitter, all those that wander aren’t lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.”



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Quotes from writers born this day will be back on Sunday 3rd January 2016 with quotes for each day of the next week, writers with birthdays from 4th to 11th January.