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A book should be luminous not voluminous.
Writers and Writing
Christian Nevell Bovee

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A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
Writers and Writing
Isaac Bashevis Singer

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A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
Writers and Writing
Richard Bach

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A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
Writers and Writing
Virginia Woolf

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A writer is a person who has solutions for which there are no riddles.
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Gregory Nunn

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A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
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Karl Kraus

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A writer should be a joyous optimist. Anything that implies rejection of life is wrong for a writer.
Writers and Writing
George Gribbon

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Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman.
Writers and Writing
Nancy Banks Smith

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All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.
Writers and Writing
Saul Bellow

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All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
Writers and Writing
Source Unknown

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All the world knows me in my book, and may book in me.
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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

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Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
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Sigmund Freud

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As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.
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Mark Twain

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Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
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Salman Rushdie

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Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
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Edward M. Forster

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Easy writings curse is hard reading.
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Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
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Benjamin Franklin

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Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.
Writers and Writing
Arnold Bennett

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Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Every drop of ink in my pen ran cold.
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Horace Walpole

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Footnotes -- little dogs yapping at the heels of the text
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William James

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For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity.
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George Orwell

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For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
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Catherine Drinker Bowen

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Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
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William Zinsser

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Give me a condor's quill! Give me Vesuvius crater for an inkstand!
Writers and Writing
Herman Melville

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun