Washington Irving Quotes (137 quotes)
“He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.”
The works of Washington Irving (1853 edition)
“It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man - the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse - the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.”
Rip Van Winkle: And Other Selected Stories (1993 edition), Macmillan - ISBN: 9780812523324
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWashington Irving
Born: April 3, 1783
Died: November 28, 1859 (aged 76)
Occupation: Writer, essayist, biographer, diplomat
Bio: Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.