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Easy reading is damn hard writing.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window.
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Burton Rascoe Quotes

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What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.
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Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

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No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
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Henry Adams Quotes

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I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
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James Michener Quotes

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Every word born of an inner necessity - writing must never be anything else.
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Etty Hillesum Quotes

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I am a man, and alive... For this reason I am a novelist. And being a novelist, I consider myself superior to the saint, the scientist, the philosopher, and the poet, who are all great masters of different bits of man alive, but never get the whole hog.
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D.H. Lawrence Quotes

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The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
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Vladimir Nabakov Quotes

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The best style is the style you don't notice.
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Somerset Maugham Quotes

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It is the little writer rather than the great writer who seems never to quote, and the reason is that he is never really doing anything else.
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Havelock Ellis Quotes

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