Quotes by Irving Stone

"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books."

"Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life."

"One should not become an artist because he can, but because he must. It is only for those who would be miserable without it."

"It's so easy to love. The only hard thing is to be loved.
[Vincent Van Gogh]"

"How difficult it is to be simple."

Books by Irving Stone

  • Lust for Life
  • 24,881 ratings
  • February 1st 1990 by Arrow

    (first published 1934)

  • Dear Theo
  • 14,442 ratings
  • September 1st 1995 by Plume Books

    (first published 1914)

  • The Origin
  • 1,845 ratings
  • August 1st 1981 by Plume

    (first published 1980)

  • The President's Lady
  • 1,623 ratings
  • August 30th 1996 by Thomas Nelson

    (first published January 1st 1951)

  • Love is Eternal
  • 1,591 ratings
  • April 1st 1994 by Buccaneer Books

    (first published 1954)

  • Those Who Love
  • 1,074 ratings
  • June 1st 1969 by Signet

    (first published June 1st 1965)

Irving Stone
  • Irving Stone

  • Date of birth: July 14, 1903
  • Died: January 01, 1989
  • Born: in San Francisco, California, The United States.

  • Description: In 1923, Stone received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. In the 1960s, Stone received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Southern California, where he had previously earned a Masters Degree from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

    When at home, Stone relied upon the research facilities and expertise made available to him by Esther Euler, head research librarian of the University of California at Los Angeles, to whom he dedicated and thanked, in addition to many others, in several of his works.

    Stone enjoyed a long marriage to his wife and editor on many of his works, Jean Stone. The Stones lived primarily in Los Angeles, California. During their lifetime, Stone and his wife funded a foundation to support charitable causes they believed in.

    Stone's main source for Lust for Life, as noted in the afterword, were Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo. It seems probable that Vincent's letters to and from his own brother Theo provided a foundation for Adversary in the House. Stone additionally did much of his research "in the field". For example, he spent many years living in Italy while working on The Agony and the Ecstasy. The Italian government lauded Stone with several honorary awards during this period for his cultural achievements highlighting Italian history.

    From Wikipedia