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I think you must remember that a writer is a simple-minded person to begin with and go on that basis. He's not a great mind, he's not a great thinker, he's not a great philosopher, he's a story-teller. (Quote by - Erskine Caldwell)

My occupation is solely that of a painter. No one can argue with pictures. (Quote by - Louisa Mae Alcott)

Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy. (Quote by - Irwin Shaw)

When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. (Quote by - Isaac Singer)

A collection of short stories is generally thought to be a horrendous clinker; an enforced courtesy for the elderly writer who wants to display the trophies of his youth, along with his trout flies. (Quote by - John Cheever)

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. (Quote by - Marianne Moore)

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. (Quote by - Nelson Algren)

Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences. (Quote by - Anatole France)

The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth. (Quote by - W B Yeats)

A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns. (Quote by - P L Travers)

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. (Quote by - Dean Acheson)

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. (Quote by - Ernest Hemingway)

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer. (Quote by - Doris Lessing)


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