This week the late, great Dylan Thomas would have turned 98. Which is kind of amazing.

We've always been fans of his poetry, fuzzy hair and quotable wisdom. Indeed, if we were are a party (not his birthday party, obviously), we may quote some of it to seem whimsical and clever.

As is standard HuffPost Culture birthday treatment, we thought we'd celebrate the birth of this great man by sharing his best photos and quotes. Enjoy, learn, recite and gain friends.

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  • Dylan Thomas

    "I've just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's the record."

  • Dylan Thomas

    "Though lovers be lost love shall not."

  • Dylan Thomas

    "Somebody's boring me. I think it's me."

  • Dylan Thomas

    "There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright."

  • Dylan Thomas

    "Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name."

  • Dylan Thomas Letters

    "The function of posterity is to look after itself."

  • Dylan Thomas

    "These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't."

  • Dylan Thomas

    "Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great."

  • Dylan Thomas Gravesite

    "The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it."

  • Dylan Thomas

    "Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction."

  • Dylan Thomas

    "He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest."