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"A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor." Ring Lardner 3 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author." GK Chesterton 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life." Saul Bellow 1 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used." Oliver Wendell Holmes 3.857142857142857 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." Hunter S. Thompson 4.2272727272727275 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Advice to young writers who want to get ahead without annoying delays: donít write about Man, write about 'a' man." E.B. White 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"After all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style." Isaac Disraeli 2.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff." Adlai Stevenson 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it." Oscar Wilde 3 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Don't say it was 'delightful'; make us say 'delightful' when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers 'Please, will you do the job for me?'" C.S. Lewis 4.714285714285714 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite." C.S. Lewis 4.75 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Don't you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don't even have to be true!" Dave Barry 4.142857142857143 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Benjamin Franklin 4.642857142857143 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." C.S. Lewis 4.769230769230769 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Every author should weigh his work and ask, 'Will humanity gain any benefit from it?'" Nachman of Bratslav 3 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself." Marcel Proust 4.555555555555555 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Fiction is the truth inside the lie." Stephen King 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"For a creative writer possession of the 'truth'' is less important than emotional sincerity." George Orwell 3.2 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets." Napoleon Bonaparte 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries." Stephen King 4.857142857142857 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote


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