Saturday, October 10, 2009

Meandering about . . .

Today is the birthday of Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell (October 10, 1924 – September 7, 1994), novelist, screenwriter and director. He is best known as James Clavell and for his epic Asian Saga series of novels (Shogun, 1975; Tai Pan, 1966; Gai-jin, 1993; King Rat, 1962; Noble House, 1981; Whirlwind , 1986) and their televised adaptations, along with such films as The Great Escape and To Sir, with Love.

"All stories have a beginning, a middle and an ending, and if they're any good, the ending is a beginning." - James Clavell

"The more I know, the more sure I am I know so little. The eternal paradox." - James Clavell

"The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world — and the most dangerous." - James Clavell

"To think good thoughts ... requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline — training — is about." - James Clavell

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