"A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind."
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"Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the thought which the writer did think."
"What I like in a good author isn't what he says, but what he whispers."
"Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman."
"Writing is the continuation of politics by other means."
"The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or both. Usually both."
"Writers are a little below the clowns and a little above the trained seals."
"The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business."
"The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty."
"Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."
"Let's face it, writing is hell."
"Style may defined as the proper words in the proper places."
"He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line."
"A writer should be a joyous optimist. Anything that implies rejection of life is wrong for a writer."
"If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood."
"I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can."
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over."
"The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it."
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
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