Moliere (January 15, 1622 - February 17, 1673)
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I always do the first line well, but I have trouble doing the others
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Things only have the value that we give them
To live without loving is not really to live
Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death
Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave.
(September 11, 1700 - August 27, 1748)
I was pretty shocked because he isn't really a small act in any way, so it was impressive to hear that he was going to be here.
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.