There have been a lot of authors who have left us recently. Here is a list of thirteen and something about their work
13 ) Ray Bradbury
"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future."
12) Nora Ephron
"I'll have what she's having."
11) Donald J. Sobel
Author of the Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries--No great quotes, just amazing stories with a smart boy and a girl who could beat up a gang on her own.
10) Maurice Sendak
"Please don't go, we'll eat you up we love you so!"
9) Anne McCaffrey
"When bad fortune occurs, the unresourceful, unimaginative man looks about him to attach the blame to someone else; the resolute accepts misfortune and endeavors to survive, mature, and improve because of it"
8) Judy Freudberg
Author of An American Tail.
7) Jan Berenstain
Author and illustrator of the Berenstain Bears
6) Christopher Hitchens
"Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it"
5) L. A. Banks
You know some times you just have to sit still and listen to the trees
4) Lillian Jackson Braun
Dogs have their day but cats have 365.
3) Diana Wynne Jones
If I give you a hint and tell you it's a hint, it will be information.
2) Brian Jacques
Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can feel compassion for others.
1) Madeline L'Engle
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.