Zoë Akins

Literary Birthday – 30 October – Zoë Akins

Zoë Akins was born 30 October 1886, and died 29 October 1958.

Seven Quotes

  1. Nothing seems so tragic to one who is old as the death of one who is young and this alone proves that life is a good thing.
  2. To accuse is so easy that it is infamous to do so where proof is impossible!
  3. The success-haters. That’s what I call them — the people who have never got what they want and turned sour on everybody who has. The world’s full of them. As soon as you’ve made good they begin to watch for you to fail.
  4. Even the great can have only their own sort of greatness.
  5. It is much more exquisite to be blown from the tree as a flower than to be shaken down as a shrivelled and bitter fruit.
  6. Forgetting is the cost of living cheerfully.
  7. No one can ever help loving anyone.

Zoë Akins was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, poet, and author.


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Posted on: 30th October 2013