Wallace Stegner — American Novelist born on February 18, 1909, died on April 13, 1993

Wallace Earle Stegner was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977... (wikipedia)

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.
Hard writing makes easy reading.