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Quotes about Writing

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A. J. Liebling
(1904 - 1963)
I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
Andre Gide
(1869 - 1951)
If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so.
Bobby KnightAll of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
Cyril Connolly
(1903 - 1974)
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
Elizabeth Clarkson ZwartThe older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.
Henry David Thoreau
(1817 - 1862)
Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
James MichenerUnless you think you can do better than Tolstoy, we don't need you.
Robert A. HeinleinWriting is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Thomas MannA writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
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