"Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you."
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"For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!"
"Youth should be a savings bank."
"Like a kite cut from the string, lightly the soul of my youth has taken flight"
"It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise."
"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."
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