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10 Famous Authors Who Were Born in June

It’s finally June; the first month where it really starts to feel like summer! Now is the perfect time to grab your favorite book, pop on over to the nearest park, take root under a tree, and read while you soak up the sun.

 

And, what better way to celebrate the month of June than with the works of an author born this very month? Let’s say happy birthday to these ten Geminis and Cancers!

 

 

Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840)

 

Thomas Hardy

via Famous People

 

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

 

 

Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926)

 

Allen Ginsberg

via My Jewish Learning

 

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

 

 

Nikki Giovanni (June 7, 1943)

 

Nikki Giovanni

via NBC4

 

There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.

 

Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928)

 

Maurice Sendak

via Newsweek

 

Why my needle is stuck in childhood, I don’t know. I guess that’s where my heart is.

 

Anne Frank (June 12, 1929)

 

Anne Frank

via innomag

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

 

William Butler Yeats (June 13, 1865)

 

Yeats

via Wikimedia Commons

Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.

 

Joyce Carol Oates (June 16, 1938)

 

Joyce Carol Oates

via Lafayette Library and Learning Center

 

We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.

 

Octavia E. Butler (June 22, 1947)

 

Octavia E. Butler

via CNN

 

I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell.

 

George Orwell (June 25, 1903)

 

George Orwell

via Countercurrents

 

The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.

 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712)

 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

via Wikipedia

 

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

 

 

 

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