Monday December 13th 2010

Thought for the Day

“Having once decided to achieve a certain task,
achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste.
The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished
a tiresome labor is immense.”

~ Arnold Bennett
(1867-1931)



*Enoch Arnold Bennett

Arnold BennettBorn: 27 May 1867
Died: 27 March 1931

An English novelist, Bennett won a literary competition in Tit-Bits magazine in 1889 and was encouraged to take up journalism full time. In 1894, he became assistant editor of the periodical Woman. He noticed that the material offered by a syndicate to the magazine was not very good, so he wrote a serial which was bought by the syndicate for 75 pounds. He then wrote another. This became The Grand Babylon Hotel. Just over four years later, his first novel, A Man from the North, was published to critical acclaim and he became editor of the magazine.

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