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The Writer's Quotation Book: A Literary Companion

To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write.
-Gertrude Stein

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
-Red Smith

Hundreds of quotes about writing by writers. Indispensible.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Writers-Quotation-Book-Companion/d...




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Random page flip seems to sum it all up...

"Literary success of any enduring kind is made by refusing to do what publishers want, by refusing to write what the public wants, by refusing to accept any popular standard, by refusing to write anything to order."
-Lafcadio Hearn
page 102

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Damn good post, chris

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
― Mark Twain :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

There is no doubt in my mind...

There is no doubt in my mind that, should we have been choosing our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth.
-Joseph Brodsky
http://www.amazon.com/Writers-Quotation-Book-James-Charlton/...

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Love this book.

"All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery."
-George Orwell

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg