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    Quotations about Writing

    • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
    • There are a lot of people who can't write and maybe shouldn't write.
      How To Add Video To Your Blog, SXSW 2006, by Sarah Hepola
    • If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.
    • The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything.
    • Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize.
      from his essay about the rules of writing, by Henry James
    • The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.
      BuzzMachine, 07-10-2006, by Jeff Jarvis
    • Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
      (attributed), by Samuel Johnson
    • Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
      from Boswell's Life of Johnson, by Samuel Johnson
    • There's always something to write about. If there's not then you need to live life more aggressively.
      Better Blogging Brainstorming, SXSW 2006, by Min Kim
    • Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
      "Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes", 1988, by Stephen King
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