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John O'Hara
(1905-1970) born on
Jan 31
US novelist, short-story writer. His fiction stands as a social history of upwardly mobile Americans from the 1920s-1940s; wrote "Appointment at Samarra."
         
   
F
Never play cards with a man named Doc, and never eat at a place called Mom's.

R
George [Gershwin] died on July 11, 1937, but I don't have to believe that if I don't want to.
A
They say great themes make great novels. . . . but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women.
N
So who's perfect? ... Washington had false teeth. Franklin was nearsighted. Mussolini had syphilis. Unpleasant things have been said about Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde. Tchaikovsky had his problems, too. And Lincoln was constipated.
K
Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
R: In "Newsweek," p. 34, 15 Jul 1940.
A: On publication of his 35th book; in NY "Times," 13 Nov 1967.
N: Replying to criticism, "Carte Blanche," Fall 1965.
K: Introduction to "And Other Stories," 1968.
   


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