Eugene Field

Literary Birthday – 2 September – Eugene Field

Eugene Field was born 2 September 1850, and died 4 November 1895.

Five Quotes

  1. No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.
  2. Not so, however, with books, for books cannot change. A thousand years hence they are what you find them to-day, speaking the same words, holding forth the same cheer, the same promise, the same comfort; always constant, laughing with those who laugh and weeping with those who weep.
  3. Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
  4. It always was the biggest fish I caught that got away.
  5. The best of all physicians Is apple pie and cheese!

Eugene Field was an American writer, best known for his children’s poetry and humorous essays.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 2nd September 2014