Literary Birthday – 9 January – Anne Rivers Siddons

Anne Rivers Siddons was born 9 January 1936 and died 11 September 2019.

Five Quotes
  1. I think we all get too caught up in doing instead of just being sometimes.
  2. I think every creative impulse that a working writer, or artist of any sort has, comes out of that dark old country where dreams come from.
  3. I don’t know if I would do sequels. I almost feel like when I’m done with them, they’re going to have to find their own way.
  4. Perhaps the most important thing we can ever do in our lives is find a way to keep the wild-both the wild inside and the wild outside us-and tap into it.
  5. It’s unimaginable to me that I wouldn’t write, but it’s very imaginable that I won’t write for a little while.

Anne Rivers Siddons was an American novelist who wrote stories set in the southern United States. Two of her best known novels are Peachtree Road, and Heartbreak Hotel, which was made into a film titled Heart of Dixie. She wrote 19 novels that featured feisty characters who defied social expectations to find their way in the world.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 9th January 2017