Louis Dearborn L’Amour (22 March 1908 – 10 June 1988) was an American author. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work ‘frontier stories’), however he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum), science fiction (The Haunted Mesa), nonfiction (Frontier), as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into movies. L’Amour’s books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death almost all of his 105 existing works (89 novels, 14 short-story collections, and two full-length works of nonfiction) were still in print, and he was considered “one of the world’s most popular writers”.
“Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” Louis L’Amour
“No one can “get” an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.” Louis L’Amour
“The only thing that never changes is that everything changes.” Louis L’Amour
“Reading without thinking is nothing, for a book is less important for what it says than for what it makes you think.” Louis L’Amour
“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” Louis L’Amour
“Knowledge was not meant to be locked behind doors. It breathes best in the open air where all men can inhale its essence.” Louis L’Amour