Sunday, April 18, 2010

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Richard Harding Davis (April 18, 1864 — April 11, 1916), writer of fiction and drama and journalist. Richard Harding Davis was the most well-known war correspondent of the Spanish American War era.

"The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way." - Richard Harding Davis

"What I admire most in men - To sit opposite a mirror at dinner and not look in it." - Richard Harding Davis

"No civilized person ever goes to bed the same day he gets up." - Richard Harding Davis

Trivia note: He was the Gibson Guy - his handsome, clean-shaven features were the model for the young gentlemen escorting Charles Dana Gibson’s Gibson Girls and started the fad that eventually eliminated facial hair from millions of American male faces.

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