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Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the thought which the writer did think.
Writers and Writing
Dr. Walter Smith

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Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does.
Writers and Writing
Groucho Marx

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Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
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Ernest Hemingway

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Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
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T. S. Eliot

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Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
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Vladimir Nabokov

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Style may defined as the proper words in the proper places.
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Jonathan Swift

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Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.
Writers and Writing
Alexander Pope

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The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
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Robert Browning

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The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
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Mary Heaton Vorse

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The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
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Robert Benchley

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The cure for writers cramp is writer's block.
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Inigo de Leon

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The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
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John Steinbeck

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The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.
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Robert Benchley

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The last thing we decide in writing a book is what to put first.
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Blaise Pascal

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The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
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Leo Rosten

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The pen is mightier than the sword.
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Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
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John Steinbeck

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The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
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James Baldwin

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The secret of all good writing is sound judgment.
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Horace

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The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
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Richard Harding Davis

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The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
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John Mortimer

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The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.
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Julia Ward Howe

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The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
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George Sand

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The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.
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W. Somerset Maugham

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The walls are the publishers of the poor.
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Eduardo Galeano

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