Literary Birthday – 27 June – E. R. Braithwaite

E. R. Braithwaite was born 27 June 1912 and died 12 December 2016.

Five Quotes

  1. So long as we learn it doesn’t matter who teaches us, does it?
  2. Every teacher should have a fund of ready information on which to draw; he should keep that fund supplied regularly by new experiences, new thoughts and discoveries, by reading and moving around among people from whom he can acquire such things.
  3. A man who is strong and tough never needs to show it in his dress or the way he cuts his hair. Toughness is a quality of the mind, like bravery or honesty or ambition; it has nothing whatever to do with muscles.
  4. I don’t know if I changed any lives or not. But something did happen between them and me, which was quite gratifying.
  5. We’re going to talk, you and I, but we’ll be reasonable with each other. I would like you to listen to me without interrupting in any way, and when I’m through any one of you may say your piece without interruption from me.

Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite, who wrote as E. R. Braithwaite, was a Guyanese-born British-American novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat. He was the author of the 1959 autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love, which was made into a film of the same title, starring Sidney Poitier and Lulu.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 26th June 2017