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Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.

Robert Benchley Quotes

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Every writing career starts as a personal quest for sainthood, for self-betterment. Sooner or later, and as a rule quite soon, a man discovers that his pen accomplishes a lot more than his soul.

Joseph Brodsky Quotes

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Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.

Montesquieu Quotes

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To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.

Anonymous Quotes

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Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

Mortimer J. Adler Quotes

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To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.

Gaston Bachelard Quotes

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When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.

Gracie Allen Quotes

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There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.

Frederika Bremer Quotes

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I must claim the quoter's privilege of giving only as much of the text as will suit my purpose, said Tan-Chun. If I told you how it went on, I should end up by contradicting myself!

Cao Xueqin Quotes

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Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.

E. M. Cioran Quotes

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Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.

Dr. Emmit Fox Quotes

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Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara... are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport.

Saul Alinsky Quotes

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No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Henry Brooks Adams Quotes

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One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.

Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes

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A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

Burt Bacharach Quotes

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Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes, and always count their change when it is handed to them.

Catherine Drinker Bowen Quotes

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People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.

Leonardo DiCaprio Quotes

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There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends-always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.

J. Donald Adams Quotes

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If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.

Epictetus Quotes

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The words of the world want to make sentences.

Gaston Bachelard Quotes

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In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.

Mortimer J. Adler Quotes

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Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.

Dawn Adams Quotes

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The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.

Bible Quotes

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By words the mind is winged.

Aristophanes Quotes

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