For Tim: Guess the Author

Per Tim’s comment on my previous post, here is a contest asking readers to “guess the author.” So what novelist wrote the following? And in what work?

If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

Contest winner for the previous post to be announced on Friday. I can’t promise any prizes for winning this one except the prize of being smug about your literary acumen to the philistines around you. But if you really want a copy of “my book” I’ll send you a personally signed copy.


3 comments so far

  1. lucashannon on

    Jeff I couldn’t resist figuring this out and since I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it on my own I cheated and looked it up. :) I won’t give anything a way but I did enjoy the quote and I’ve been meaning to read that author for so long…maybe I’ll add it to my summer reading list.

  2. timothycairns on

    I want the book!!!

    read the website – looks an interesting read!

  3. timothycairns on

    oh and I cheated and looked up the quote – seems its fairly famous – so I wont ruin it and play…..but I will say seeing the answer has given me the urge to seek out a strawberry daiquiris – a great summer drink

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