L.P. Hartley was born 30 December 1895, and died 13 December 1972
- The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
- Even the most impassioned devotee of the ghost story would admit that the taste for it is slightly abnormal, a survival, perhaps, from adolescence, a disease of deficiency suffered by those whose lives and imaginations do not react satisfactorily to normal experience and require an extra thrill.
- It’s better to write about things you feel than about things you know about.
- Mr. Scott Fitzgerald deserves a good shaking. Here is an unmistakable talent unashamed of making itself a motley to the view. The Great Gatsby is an absurd story, whether considered as romance, melodrama, or plain record of New York high life.
- What does it matter to anyone what I was like, then or now? But every man is important to himself at one time or another.
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