"Writers are the main landmarks of the past."
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"The pen is mightier than the sword."
"The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them."
"I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil."
"Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness."
"Who often, but without success, have prayed for apt Alliteration's artful aid."
"If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!"
"Let authors write for glory and reward. The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard."
"To write is a humiliation."
"Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors."
"The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way."
"Writing isn't hard. It isn't any harder than ditch-digging."
"Writers are always selling somebody out."
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."
"Writing is turning one's worst moments into money."
"Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to."
"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
"I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence."
"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers."
"Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live."
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