Erle Stanley Gardner

Literary Birthday – 17 July – Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley Gardner was born 17 July 1889 and died 11 March 1970.

Five Quotes

  1. After you’ve written a story, the thing to do is sell it. Sounds simple, and it is, if one will follow certain basic principles of salesmanship.
  2. The real trouble with the writing game is that no general rule can be worked out for uniform guidance, and this applies to sales as well as to writing.
  3. Dear Editor: It’s a damn good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check.
  4. Just because people are liars is no reason for us to be fools.
  5. When a man starts running away from things in life he builds up a whole chain of complexes and fear.

Erle Stanley Gardner was an American author best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories. He also published under various pseudonyms that included A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, and Robert Parr.

Source for image: John Atherton, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

Please click here for our Literary Birthday Calendar

Posted on: 17th July 2017