Margaret Laurence Quotes (3 quotes)
“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”
An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798), Chapter I
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
(Leslie T. Lyall. A Passion for the Impossible: The Continuing Story of the Mission Hudson Taylor Began. London: OMF Books, 1965, 37.)
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Born: July 18, 1926
Died: January 5, 1987 (aged 60)
Occupation: Novelist, essayist, academic, chancellor
Bio: Jean Margaret Laurence, CC was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, one of the major figures in Canadian literature. She was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.
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