John Hersey, fully John Richard Hersey

John
Hersey, fully John Richard Hersey
1914
1993

American Novelist, Journalist

Author Quotes

The crux of the matter is whether total war in its present form is justifiable, even when it serves a just purpose. Does it not have material and spiritual evil as its consequences which far exceed whatever good might result? When will our moralists give us an answer to this question?

The final test of a work of art is not whether it has beauty, but whether it has power.

Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.

Do not work primarily for money; do your duty to patients first and let the money follow; our life is short, we don't live twice; the whirlwind will pick up the leaves and spin them, but then it will drop them and they will form a pile.

Journalism allows it's readers to witness history. Fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

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First Name
John
Last Name
Hersey, fully John Richard Hersey
Birth Date
1914
Death Date
1993
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American Novelist, Journalist