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If you would be a reader, read; if a writer,write

In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears.

In Ireland, a writer is looked upon as a failed conversationalist.

It has been said that writing comes more easily if you have something to say.

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

It is a sobering thought that each of us gives his hearers and his readers a chance to look into the inner working of his mind when he speaks or writes.

It is in the hard rockpile labour of seeking to win, hold, or deserve a reader's interest that the pleasant agony of writing comes in.

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no.

John the Baptist pretending to be Karl Marx.

Journalism allows it's readers to witness history. Fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelette and the intolerable, so with autobiography.

Just get it down on paper, and then we'll see what to do with it.

Less is more.

Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.

Make'em laugh; make 'em cry; make 'em wait.

Many a fervid man writes books as cold and flat as graveyard stones.

Memoirs are the backstairs of history.

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.

My novels point out that the world consists entirely of exceptions.


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