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Groucho Marx
From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
Gustave Flaubert
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
J.R.R. Tolkien
I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
James Michener
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
John Donne
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Joseph Pulitzer
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.
Marcel Proust
I perceived that to express those impressions, to write that essential book, which is the only true one, a great writer does not, in the current meaning of the word, invent it, but, since it exists already in each one of us, interprets it. The duty and the task of a writer are those of an interpreter.
I perceived that to express those impressions, to write that essential book, which is the only true one, a great writer does not, in the current meaning of the word, invent it, but, since it exists already in each one of us, interprets it. The duty and th
Mark Twain
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.
Matthew Arnold
Journalism is literature in a hurry.
Moses Hadas
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.
Nachman Of Bratslav
Every author should weigh his work and ask, 'Will humanity gain any benefit from it?'
Oliver Herford
Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
Oscar Wilde
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it.
Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose.
Robert Frost
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Samuel Johnson
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.