Writers And Writing Quotes


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"Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer."
"The secret of all good writing is sound judgment."
"You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers."
"One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader."
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"When all things are equal, translucence in writing is more effective than transparency, just as glow is more revealing than glare."
"Some American writers who have known each other for years have never met in the daytime or when both were sober."
"It requires more than mere genius to be an author."
"Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it."
"What I like in a good author isn't what he says, but what he whispers."
"If you're going to write, don't pretend to write down. It's going to be the best you can do, and it's the fact that it's the best you can do that kills you."
"Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion."
"There are hardly half a dozen writers in England today who have not sold out to the enemy. Even when their good work has been a success, Mammon grips them and whispers: ''More money for more work.''"
"Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent."
"Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will."
"Writing is the incurable itch that possesses many."
"The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties."
"The writer is more concerned to know than to judge."
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately no one knows what they are."
"All the world knows me in my book, and may book in me."
"Of course I'm a black writer. I'm not just a black writer, but categories like black writer, woman writer and Latin American writer aren't marginal anymore. We have to acknowledge that the thing we call ''literature'' is more pluralistic now, just as society ought to be. The melting pot never worked. We ought to be able to accept on equal terms everybody from the Hasidim to Walter Lippmann, from the Rastafarians to Ralph Bunche."


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