"I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil."
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"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."
"If you wish to be a writer; write!"
"Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep."
"If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us."
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