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Sunday, 19 November 2017
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"When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness." (Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - Truth)

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Although most of us know Vincent van Gogh in Arles and Paul Gauguin in Tahiti as if they were neighbors -- somewhat disreputable but endlessly fascinating -- none of us can name two French generals or department store owners of that period. I take enormous pride in considering myself an artist, one of the necessaries. - (Michener, James A. - Writers and Writing)
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A book should be luminous not voluminous. - (Bovee, Christian Nevell - Writers and Writing)
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A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. - (Singer, Isaac Bashevis - Writers and Writing)
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A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out. - (Connolly, Cyril - Writers and Writing)
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A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in. - (Miller, Henry - Writers and Writing)
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A pathological business, writing, don't you think? Just look what a writer actually does: all that unnatural tense squatting and hunching, all those rituals: pathological! - (Enzensberger, Hans Magnus - Writers and Writing)
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A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure. - (Thoreau, Henry David - Writers and Writing)
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A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - (Bach, Richard - Writers and Writing)
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A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. - (Hemingway, Ernest - Writers and Writing)
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A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. - (Woolf, Virginia - Writers and Writing)
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A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream. - (Bachelard, Gaston - Writers and Writing)
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A writer and nothing else; a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right. - (Hutchens, John K. - Writers and Writing)
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A writer is a person who has solutions for which there are no riddles. - (Nunn, Gregory - Writers and Writing)
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A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul. - (Tolstoy, Count Leo - Writers and Writing)
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A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. - (Kraus, Karl - Writers and Writing)
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