Sunday, July 19, 2009

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Archibald Joseph Cronin (July 19, 1896 – January 6, 1981), novelist, dramatist and writer of non-fiction. A. J. Cronin is oft referred to as one of the most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century. He is best remembered as the author of The Citadel and The Keys of the Kingdom, both of which were translated into Oscar-nominated films.

"Nothing is more limiting than a closed circle of acquaintanceship where every avenue of conversation has been explored and social exchanges are fixed in a known routine." - A. J. Cronin

"The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this can never know defeat." - A. J. Cronin

"Hell is the place where one has ceased to hope." - A. J. Cronin

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength." - A. J. Cronin

Trivia bit: A. J. Cronin was trained as a surgeon, but he ceased because of ill health and used his leisure to write.

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