James A. Michener was a renowned American author who collated more than 40 novels. Majority of these books were purely fictional family dramas casing lives of various generations, based on specific topological localities. His novels such as ‘The Tales of the South Pacific’, ‘Hawaii’, ‘The Drifter’, ‘Alaska’ and ‘Poland’ have been chart toppers. In 1948 he bagged the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Known for his diligent research and study behind his novels, James A. Michener had numerous bestsellers which were also selected for the Book of the Month Club. Apart from his writing, Michener was also involved with various philanthropic works by donating funds to several writing, educational and cultural institutions. Various art museums and societies have been formed in memory of this legend. His works, and writings reveal his thoughts about several things. He famously stated “I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions” that revealed his passion for writing and we are still passionate about his novels, and thoughts. Here is a collection of quotes by James A. Michener on perseverance, ignorance, tenacity, truth, knowledge, libraries, books, civilization, inspirations, God, humor, sex, religion, literature death and life.
Rampaging horsemen can conquer; only the city can civilize.
James A. Michener
A lot of nonsense is spoken about work. Some of the finest men I've known were the laziest. Never work because it's expected of you. Find out how much work you must do to live and be happy. Don't do any more.