Edgar Lee Masters

Literary Birthday – 23 August – Edgar Lee Masters


Edgar Lee Masters was born 23 August 1868, and died 5 March 1950.

Six Quotes

  1. To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
  2. To this generation I would say: Memorise some bit of verse of truth or beauty.
  3. It takes life to love life.
  4. How shall the soul of a man be larger than the life he has lived?
  5. In time you shall see Fate approach you in the shape of your own image in the mirror.
  6. I ended up with a broken fiddle — And a broken laugh, and a thousand memories, And not a single regret.

Edgar Lee Masters was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology.

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by Amanda Patterson

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