Today is Robert E. Howard's 102 birthday. He was creator of Conan the Barbarian and the originator of the Sword and Sorcery genre. Plus, Howard wrote many other wonderful adventure tales set in both modern and ancient times.
But the idea of a man making his living by writing seemed, in that hardy environment, so fantastic that even today I am sometimes myself assailed by a feeling of unreality.-Robert E. Howard
-Robert E. Howard
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
A scene from the movie The Whole Wide World where Howard, played by Vincent D'Onofrio, talks about his favorite creation, Conan.