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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.
~ Henry David Thoreau - [Writers and Writing]

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A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul.
~ Count Leo Tolstoy - [Writers and Writing]

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All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
~ Anonymous - [Writers and Writing]

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An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards.
~ Anonymous - [Writers and Writing]

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As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.
~ Mark Twain - [Writers and Writing]

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How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
~ Henry David Thoreau - [Writers and Writing]

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It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes - [Wisdom]

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Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are economical in its use.
~ Mark Twain - [Writers and Writing]

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Mostly, we authors must repeat ourselves -- that's the truth. We have two or three great moving experiences in our lives -- experiences so great and moving that it doesn't seem at the time that anyone else has been so caught up and pounded and dazzled and astonished and beaten and broken and rescued and illuminated and rewarded and humbled in just that way ever before.
~ Anonymous - [Writers and Writing]

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My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
~ Anonymous - [Writers and Writing]

 

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