"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
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"Our work is to present things that are as they are."
"Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home."
"The walls are the publishers of the poor."
"If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts."
"Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will."
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit."
"Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders."
"The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him."
"All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac."
"The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps."
"The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon."
"Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion."
"Why do writers write? Because it isn't there."
"No one who cannot limit himself has ever been able to write."
"Worry gives a small thing a big shadow."
"I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries."
"It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains."
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."
"Present fears are less than horrible imaginings."
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