Literary Birthday – 19 March – Irving Wallace

Irving Wallace was born 19 March 1916, and died 29 June 1990.

Five Quotes

  1. To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
  2. Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.
  3. If you talk about it, you probably won’t write it.
  4. When you are a free and independent writer, without employer, without hours or deadlines, you have to play little games to force yourself into the actual writing. For me, one game is to announce…that I have finally decided on my next book, that I am ready to write it…to put my pride on the line.
  5. Poor people know Communism gives them bread, while democracy gives them a vote and a Letter to the Editor.

Irving Wallace was a best-selling American author and screenwriter. He published 33 books, including The Chapman ReportThe Prize, and The Fan Club.

Source for Image: John Malmin, CC BY 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons,_1972.jpg

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 19th March 2015