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    Quotations about Writing

    • It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
    • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
    • Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.
    • About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
    • A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.
      Truth in Oxiana, 2004, by Tom Bissell
    • I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it.
    • You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
      advice to writers, by Ray Bradbury
    • Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword.
      Richelieu, by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    • Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
    • It's not enough to create magic. You have to create a price for magic, too. You have to create rules.
      Gossamer Commons, 06-15-05, by Eric A. Burns
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