"It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise."
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"Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness."
"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."
"As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out."
"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."
"You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say."
"You can never correct your work well until you have forgotten it."
"The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair."
"I love being a writer, what I can't stand is the paperwork."
"Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence."
"Every drop of ink in my pen ran cold."
"Good writing is clear thinking made visible."
"Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar."
"This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again."
"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
"We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print."
"Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity."
"Hard writing makes easy reading. Easy writing makes hard reading."
"Writing is thinking on paper."
"Writing is a craft not an art."
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