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    Quotations about Writing

    • This is the sixth book I've written, which isn't bad for a guy who's only read two.
    • The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.
      The Snow-Walkers, by John Burroughs
    • I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
    • At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
    • I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties.
    • It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.
    • Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
      Lacon, 1820, by Charles Caleb Colton
    • Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
    • I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
    • The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block.
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