10 August

Why should you believe your eyes? You were given eyes to see with, not to believe with. Your eyes can see the mirage, the hallucination as easily as the actual scenery.

Ward Moore, born on 10 August 1903, American science-fiction writer (d. 1978), Sun in Leo, Moon in Pisces.


Other personalities born today:

Laurence Binyon, born on 10 August 1869, British poet (d. 1943). His most famous work, For the Fallen, is well known for being used in Remembrance Sunday services.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 
We will remember them.
Ian Anderson, born on 10 August 1947, Scottish singer and flutist

Panait Istrati, born on 10 August 1884, Romanian writer (d. 1935)

Jorge Amado, born on 10 August 1912, Brazilian novelist (d. 2001)

Alfred Döblin, born on 10 August 1878, German writer (d. 1957)