10 FAV quotes on writing

  1. Easy reading is damn hard writing.  — Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite. – Edward Albee
  3. The sovereign rule:  don’t say it, write it. — James Michener
  4. I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it. — William Carlos Williams
  5. I keep going over a sentence. I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it. – Janet Flanner
  6. Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. – Hermann Hesse
  7. The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.  — Mark Twain
  8. There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together. – Josh Billings
  9. Only a mediocre writer is always at his best. – W. Somerset Maugham
  10. A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. – Thomas Mann


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