"The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession."
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"You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living."
"I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?"
"Easy writings curse is hard reading."
"Writing is not a profession, but a vocation of unhappiness."
"A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind."
"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."
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