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John Fowles
(1926-2005) born on
Mar 31
English novelist. His works include "The Collector," 1963 and "French Lieutenent's Woman," 1969; both novels were made into films.
         
   
F
You are like a porcupine. When the animal has its spines erect, it cannot eat. If you do not eat, you will starve. And your prickles will die with the rest of your body.

R
There are only two races on this planet -- the intelligent and the stupid.
A
There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world.
N
The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time.
K
Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Magus
R: Daily Telegraph (London, 15 Aug. 1991).
A: The Sunday Times Magazine," 2 Oct 1977
N: The French Lieutenant's Woman
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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