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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."
Never play cards with a man named Doc, and never eat at a place called Mom's.

George [Gershwin] died on July 11, 1937, but I don't have to believe that if I don't want to.
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.
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.
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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