Posts Tagged ‘Nobel Prize in Literature’

Rudyard Kipling English author, Rudyard Kipling, was England’s first Nobel Prize winner in literature (1907). He was best-known for his children’s books, Just So Stories and The Jungle Book. One of my favorite quotes from him: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

Since I believe in the power of story to not only preserve the past and enrich the present, but to change the future – to me, this is a wonderful quote.


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Ernest Hemingway American author and Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Ernest Hemingway, wrote The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. One of my favorite Hemingway quotes: “All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.”

I love this comment on the difference between “truth” and “facts” for in the hands of a good writer, even the most outrageous fantasy can ring truer than a factual account.

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