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"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
"Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose." Oscar Wilde 4.428571428571429 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." Francis Bacon 3.857142857142857 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"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." Marcel Proust 5 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
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written." Oscar Wilde 4.5 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
"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." W. Somerset Maugham 4.6 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
"I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." James Michener 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains." James Michener 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation." James Michener 3.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions." James Michener 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel." Bill Clinton 3.8095238095238093 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The only right way of telling a story is to begin at the beginning--at the beginning of the world. Therefore all books have to be begun in the wrong way for the sake of brevity." GK Chesterton 3.3333333333333335 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use." Mark Twain 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe." Gustave Flaubert 4.875 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Journalism is literature in a hurry." Matthew Arnold 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true." Robert Wilensky 4.473684210526316 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"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


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