"Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors."
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"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."
"I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it."
"Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight."
"Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent."
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
"Our work is to present things that are as they are."
"Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home."
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