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Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write. – Elie Wiesel


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Turn off the TV and read a book. It’s called thinking outside the box.


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Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition. – Graham Greene


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Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. – Moliere


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If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad. – Lord Byron (He and I actually.)


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Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. To Why am I here? To uselessness. It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great… (more…)


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I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes… – Philip Dusenberry


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Do not put statements in the negative form. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all. De-accession euphemisms. If any… (more…)


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Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public. -Winston Churchill


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Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go. – E. L. Doctorow