"Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer."
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"Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing."
"I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them well."
"Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does."
"It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer."
"The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties."
"The writer is more concerned to know than to judge."
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately no one knows what they are."
"Give me a condor's quill! Give me Vesuvius crater for an inkstand!"
"Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action."
"Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators."
"Let those who would write heroic poems make their life an heroic poem."
"I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others."
"All the world knows me in my book, and my book in me."
"The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt."
"Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck."
"Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash."
"I'm the kind of writer that people think other people are reading."
"To be a good diarist, one must have a snouty, sneaky mind."
"Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood."
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