Die Old

Middle-aged prodigies: Seven poster children over 40

Raymond Chandler started writing in his early 40s after losing his job as an oil-industry executive during the great depression. His first novel The Big Sleep was published in 1939. He was 51.

And this from philosopher Mary Midgley cracks me up:

“I wrote no books until I was a good 50, and I’m jolly glad because I didn’t know what I thought before then.”

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