Friday, April 16, 2010

Meandering while we wander . . .

Today is the birthday of François-Anatole Thibault (April 16, 1844 — October 12, 1924), journalist, poet and novelist. He is best known by his pseudonym Anatole France and as one of the major figures of French literature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In 1921, Anatole France was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Here is another author whose books were banned. In 1922, Anatole France's entire works were put on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Prohibited Books Index) of the Roman Catholic Church. This Index was abolished in 1966.

"It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion." - Anatole France

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." - Anatole France

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't." - Anatole France

"To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." - Anatole France

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