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"I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." -
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Top 5 quotes from James Michener
"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions."
"The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you."
"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
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"Fiction is the truth inside the lie."