Writers' Quotes


"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
~Benjamin Franklin
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"Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for."
~Mark Twian
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"If you wish to be a writer; write!"
~ Epictetus – Greek Philosopher
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"It is the job of a writer to pay attention to detail."
~Earl Lovelace
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"Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public."
~Winston Churchill
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"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately no one knows what they are."
~Somerset Maugham

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"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
~Ernest Hemmingway

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"The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!"
~Robert Browning
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"No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted."
~W.H. Auden

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