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The most poignantly personal autobiography of a biographer is the biography he has written of another man.

The psychologist knows that what makes for supreme greatness in writing fiction is not intelligence nearly so much as half a dozen other traits.

The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.

The writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.

There is a similarity between juggling and composing on the typewriter. The trick is, when you spill something, make it look like a part of the act. See quote detail

There seems to be no physical handicap or chance of environment that can hold a real writer down, and there is no luck, no influence, no money that will keep a writer going when she is written out.

Think much, speak little, and write less.

Whatever we conceive well we express clearly.

Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.

Writing has nothing to do with meaning. It has to do with landsurveying and cartography, including the mapping of countries yet to come.

Writing is like religion. Every man who feels the call must work out his own salvation.


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