Authors 🖋️

“Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pâté.” (epigram tacked to the office bulletin board of Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, born on 18 November 1939) “All writers are double, for the simple reason that you can never actually meet the author of… Read More Authors 🖋️

Claude Monet

“Tout le monde parle de mon art et fait semblant de comprendre, comme s’il était nécessaire de comprendre, alors qu’il est tout simplement nécessaire d’aimer.” Claude Monet (né le 14 novembre 1840 à Paris et mort en 1926 à Giverny) -peintre français et l’un des créateurs de l’impressionnisme. “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to… Read More Claude Monet


“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, translator and essayist, born on 10 October 1895. I take the opportunity of this quote on travelling to inform you that I will be absent for about ten days:… Read More Wanderlust

David Brin

David Brin is an American author of science fiction who was born on 6 October 1950. He has also been both a NASA consultant and a physics professor. He is the author of “The Postman”, a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel on which a film of the same title was based, in 1997. It was produced and… Read More David Brin

L.J. Peter

Laurence J. Peter (16 September 1919 –1990) was a Canadian educator and management theorist, best known for having formulated the “Peter Principle”, a theory of incompetence in management (see here). 🟨 “Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.” 🟨 “Originality is the fine art of remembering… Read More L.J. Peter