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A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.
Management
Dean Acheson

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It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
Writers and Writing
Margaret Anderson

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Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
Fame
W. H. Auden

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

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Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
Literature
Gaston Bachelard

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Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.
Writers and Writing
Walter Bagehot

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

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The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers.
Books - Reading
Stan Barstow

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No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
Language
Aubrey Beardsley

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

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

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Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
Writers and Writing
Thomas Berger

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

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Great writers are the saints for the godless.
Writers and Writing
Anita Brookner

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Writers are the main landmarks of the past.
Writers and Writing
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.
Travel and Tourism
Alexander Cockburn

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If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!
Writers and Writing
Jackie Collins

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An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
Originality
De Chateaubriand

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Writers are always selling somebody out.
Writers and Writing
Joan Didion

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I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers.
Editing and Editors
T. S. Eliot

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

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We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates.
Choice
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If you wish to be a writer; write!
Writers and Writing
Epictetus

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Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.
Writers and Writing
Edna Ferber

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