WVU This Week December 4, 2013
Quote of the Week
"Work was impossible. The geeks had broken my spirit. They had done too many things wrong. It was never like this for Mencken. He lived like a Prussian gambler — sweating worse than Bryant on some nights and drunker than Judas on others. It was all a dehumanized nightmare...and these raddled cretins have the gall to complain about my deadlines."
Hunter Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author.
WVU This Week November 20, 2013
"I never stopped reading."
Doris Lessing (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
WVU This Week November 7, 2013
"I will virtually guarantee someone is looking to turn PCs into spam zombies.”
~ Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013) was an American test pilot, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959.
WVU This Week October 30, 2013
"Confronted by an absolutely infuriating review it is sometimes helpful for the victim to do a little personal research on the critic. Is there any truth to the rumor that he had no formal education beyond the age of eleven? In any event is he able to construct a simple English sentence? Do his participles dangle? When moved to lyricism does he write "I had a fun time"? Was he ever arrested for burglary? I don't know that you will prove anything this way, but it is perfectly harmless and quite soothing."
Jean Kerr (July 10, 1922 – January 5, 2003) was an Irish-American author and playwright born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and best known for her humorous bestseller, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, and the plays King of Hearts and Mary, Mary.
WVU This Week October 23, 2013
"When you're writing a novel - at least the way I write is I work from what I would call 'emotional atmosphere,' ambiance to ambiance."
Oscar Hijuelos (8/24/1951 - 10/12/2013) a Cuban-American novelist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1989 novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" and whose work often captured the losses and triumphs of the Cuban immigrant experience.
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