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You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you...– Anne Lamott
The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to...– Samuel Johnson
The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment...– Robertson Davies
If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not...– Louis L’Amour
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of...– Erica Jong
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read...– Don Marquis
Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!– Betty Smith
Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they...– Elbert Hubbard
The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other...– James Baldwin
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping...– Edith Sitwell
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The...– Ursula K. Le Guin
Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of...– John Ruskin
Roger Bacon held that three classes of substance were capable of magic: the...– Matthew Battles, from Library: An Unquiet History
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.– Anonymous
I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew...– Edgar Rice Burroughs
I have to write things down to feel I fully comprehend them.– From Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed...– James Joyce
In Los Angeles, all the loose objects in the country were collected as if...– Saul Bellow
America is the land where people find whatever they have lost.– Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum.
Putting the cart before the horse: worrying about your publishing platform,...– John Kirriemuir
The great American road trip.
I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense...– Thomas Jefferson
Every word written is a victory against death.– Michel Butor