Authors

Hesse, Hermann

Germany
1877 // 1962

Murakami, Haruki

Kundera, Milan

Czech Republic
1929

Botton, Alain de

Switzerland
1969

Miller, Henry

United States
1891 // 1980

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Russia
1821 // 1881

Pessoa, Fernando

Portugal
1888 // 1935

Pascal, Blaise

France
1623 // 1662

Woolf, Virginia

England
1882 // 1941

Beckett, Samuel

Ireland
1906 // 1989

Aurelius, Marcus

Ancient Rome
121 // 180

Thoreau, Henry

United States
1817 // 1862

Amiel, Henri

Switzerland
1821 // 1881

Emerson, Ralph

United States
1803 // 1882

Roth, Philip

United States
1933

Kafka, Franz

Austria
1883 // 1924

Saramago, Jose

Portugal
1922 // 2010

Le Bon, Gustave

France
1841 // 1931

Schopenhauer, Arthur

Germany
1788 // 1860

Chesterton, Gilbert

England
1874 // 1936

Plath, Sylvia

United States
1932 // 1963

Steinbeck, John

United States
1902 // 1968

Lama, Dalai

Tibet
1935

Lispector, Clarice

Brazil
1920 // 1977

Nin, Anais

United States
1903 // 1977

Leopardi, Giacomo

Italy
1798 // 1837

Hume, David

England
1711 // 1776

Osho,

India
1931 // 1990

Zweig, Stefan

Austria
1881 // 1942

Hemingway, Ernest

United States
1899 // 1961

Auden, W. H.

England
1907 // 1973

Pasternak, Boris

Russia
1890 // 1960

Lao-Tze,

Ancient China
-570 // -490

Goethe, Johann

Germany
1749 // 1832

Laxness, Halldór

Iceland
1902 // 1998

Bacon, Francis

England
1561 // 1626

Nietzsche, Friedrich

Germany
1844 // 1900

McCarthy, Cormac

United States
1933

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

Russia
1918 // 2008

Austen, Jane

England
1775 // 1817

Joyce, James

Ireland
1882 // 1941

Epictetus,

Ancient Greece
55 // 135

Rousseau, Jean Jacques

France
1712 // 1778

Franzen, Jonathan

United States
1959

Dickens, Charles

England
1812 // 1870

Vinci, Leonardo da

Italy
1452 // 1519

Sartre, Jean-Paul

France
1905 // 1980

Poe, Edgar Allan

United States
1809 // 1849

Gandhi, Mohandas

India
1869 // 1948
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