45 Profound Washington Irving Quotes That Will Inspire You
Author, Historian, Diplomat
New York City, New York
Washington Irving was a 19th century American short-story writer, famous as ‘the first American Man of Letters’. Apart from short stories, he also wrote essays, biographies and was a well-known diplomat. He gained international fame from his short stories ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’. He was one of the first writers from America who were praised in Europe. As a child he was not much interested in studies and used to bunk classes to fulfill his love for adventure stories and drama. At the age of 19, helped by his elder brother, he started writing essays for the ‘Morning Chronicle’. He went on to write biographies of famous people and the most notable one was that of George Washington which was completed a few months before his death. Go through these quotes by the ‘first literary star’ of America. Read on the compilation of quotations and thoughts by Washington Irving which have been scanned from his essays, writings, books, novels, stories, biographies and work.