Wallace Stegner, c. 1969
|Born||Wallace Earle Stegner
February 18, 1909
Lake Mills, Iowa, United States
|Died||April 13, 1993
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
|Occupation||Historian, novelist, short story writer, environmentalist|
|Notable awards||Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
(1972, Angle of Repose)
National Book Award for Fiction
(1977, The Spectator Bird)
|Spouse||Mary Stuart Page (1911â€“2010)|
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.