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Letter "W" » Writing
«An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.»
«All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.»
«Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.»
«Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs»
«As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.»
«A notebook can be a clearing in the forest of your life, a place where you can be alone and content asyou play with outrage and wonder, details and gossip, language and dreams, plots and subplots, perceptions and small epiphanies.»
«Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read; and the»
«An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.»
«A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.»
«As to 'Don Juan,' confess that it is the sublime of that there sort of writing; it may be bawdy, but is it not good English? It may be profligate, but is it not life, is it not the thing? Could any man have written it who has not lived in the world?»