Literary Birthday – 2 February – Josephine Humphreys

Happy Birthday, Josephine Humphreys, born 2 February 1945.

Six Quotes

  1. You know a relationship has deteriorated past the point of salvage when one person detests another’s gestures.
  2. People should not be protected from the world. It cripples them.
  3. People do sometimes change, of course. Habits, allegiances, dreams are all alterable, but only under extraordinary pressure – like great love, fear, grief. More often, people don’t change.
  4. I’m not sure whether or not any love matches are made in heaven, but some do suggest heaven had a hand in the introductions
  5. Like most good looking women, she was never sure of her beauty, and had to keep checking on it, to make sure it was still there.
  6. That was one helpful thing he said to her, the first thing that caught her attention. “Start your life.” Because she had assumed that her life was over.

Josephine Humphreys is an American novelist. She is the author of four novels including Dreams of Sleep, which was the winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for the Best Novel of 1984; Rich in Love, which was adapted for film, The Fireman’s Fair; and Nowhere Else on Earth; a novel based on the Lumbee Indian outlaw, Henry Berry Lowrie.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 2nd February 2016