Quotes of the Day for 4 November 2010 – Eden Phillpotts
Eden Phillpotts was born at Mount Aboo in the province of Rajputana in the British Indian Empire. At age five his father, then a captain in the army, was killed; his mother moved her three sons back to England. Eden attended Mannamead College at Plymouth and spent holidays exploring Dartmoor. After graduating he moved to London and spent ten years as an insurance clerk, then took acting lessons but discovered his real talent lay in writing. He wrote several mysteries under his own name and as Harrington Hext, but is mainly known for his "Dartmoor Cycle", a series of eighteen novels set in the moors he loved.
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The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
A happy marriage is still the greatest treasure within the gift of fortune.
The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none.
We always think every other man's job is easier than our own. The better he does it, the easier it looks.
We are often jealous of our little secrets, though to another ear they generally convey neither profit nor entertainment.
You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance.
All from Eden Phillpotts, 1862 - 1960
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