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"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
"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
"There is quite enough sorrow and shame amd suffering and baseness in real life, and there is no need for meeting it unnecessarily in fiction." Theodore Roosevelt 3.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." Dorothy Parker 4.9411764705882355 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book." Marcus Tullius Cicero 4.7 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
"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
"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
"When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'" Stephen King 4.777777777777778 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"When I'm writing, I know I'm doing the thing I was born to do." Anne Sexton 3 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
"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
"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
"Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try." Fran Lebowitz 3.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote

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