Literary Birthday – 4 September – Mary Renault

Mary Renault was born 4 September 1905, and died 13 December 1983.

Six Quotes

  1. The rightness of a thing isn’t determined by the amount of courage it takes.
  2. A man is at his youngest when he thinks he is a man, not yet realising that his actions must show it.
  3. Everything is change; and you cannot step twice into the same river.
  4. You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it.
  5. True friends share everything, except the past before they met.
  6. In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.

Mary Renault was an English-born writer who took South African citizenship. She is best known for her historical novels set in Ancient Greece. Her novels include The Last of the WineThe King Must Die, and The Persian Boy. She also wrote The Nature of Alexander, a non-fiction biography of Alexander.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 4th September 2014

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