Emile Zola — French Novelist born on April 02, 1840, died on September 29, 1902

Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'accuse. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902... (wikipedia)

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
I am an artist... I am here to live out loud.
If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.