Literary Birthday – 26 April – Morris West

Morris West was born 26 April 1916 and died 9 October 1999.

Morris West Quotes

  1. If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
  2. History is always written by victors, and the defeated create a new set of myths to explain the past and gild the future.
  3. We are ants on the carcass of the world, spawned out of nothing, going busily nowhere. One of us dies, the others crawl over us to the pickings.
  4. Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.
  5. I’ve always worked on the principle that if it interests me enough to write about it, then it must interest a lot of other people.
  6. The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through.
  7. All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.

Morris West was an Australian novelist and playwright. He is best known for his novels The Devil’s Advocate, The Shoes of the Fisherman, and The Clowns of God. His books sold more than 60 million copies worldwide.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 26th April 2017