Today is the birthday of Honoré de Balzac, born in 1799. He was a French novelist and playwright. Before and during his career as a writer, he attempted to be a publisher, printer, businessman, critic, and politician. La Comédie humaine reflects his real-life difficulties, and includes scenes from his own experience. "Quotations From Honoré de Balzac" on Poemhunter http://www.poemhunter.com/quotations/famous.asp?people=Honor%C3%A9%20De%20Balzac Happy Birthday Honoré de Balzac!