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"To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity." Napoleon Bonaparte 4.384615384615385 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The writer’s job is not to judge, but to seek to understand." Ernest Hemingway 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"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." Mark Twain 4.833333333333333 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
"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
"To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say and to finish without knowing what you have written." Jean-Jacques Rousseau 4.636363636363637 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive." GK Chesterton 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence." J.R.R. Tolkien 4.555555555555555 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, 'To hell with you.'" Saul Bellow 4 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
"You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write." Saul Bellow 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word." Andrew Jackson 4.181818181818182 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else." Gloria Steinem 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
"Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try." Fran Lebowitz 3.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I don't care what is written about me, so long as it isn't true." Dorothy Parker 3.8 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names." Marcus Tullius Cicero 3.25 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
"Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day." Ernest Hemingway 4.857142857142857 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote


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