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Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Training
Francis Bacon

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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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A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it is a forgery.
Skepticism
Morris Bender

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Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -- reading, writing, thinking--can.
Beauty
Helen Gurley Brown

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Of all the arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
Arts and Artists
Duke of Buckingham

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Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.
Letters
Lord Byron

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Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
Writers and Writing
Thomas Carlyle

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Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do.
Critics and Criticism
Elvis Costello

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Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.
Writers and Writing
Edward Dahlberg

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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.
Writers and Writing
Richard Harding Davis

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Writing isn't hard. It isn't any harder than ditch-digging.
Writers and Writing
Patrick Dennis

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There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Books - Reading
Isaac Disraeli

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Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
Writers and Writing
E. L. Doctorow

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Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
Writers and Writing
J. P. Donleavy

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Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
Writers and Writing
Lucy Ellman

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People do not deserve to have good writings; they are so pleased with the bad.
Literature
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Books - Reading
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life -- No, I've nothing to teach you about it for the moment. May be writing about it another week.
Life and Living
Edward M. Forster

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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Writers and Writing
Benjamin Franklin

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Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Poetry and Poets
Robert Frost

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The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Belief
David Hare

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There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Writers and Writing
Ernest Hemingway

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Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
Travel and Tourism
Ernest Hemingway

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Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
Writers and Writing
Horace

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The secret of all good writing is sound judgment.
Writers and Writing
Horace

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