Favorite Quotations ~  Writing & Writers, 6 Gift of the Magi

"I'll probably be writing as long as I'm breathing." ~ Kris Kristofferson

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Writing is a struggle against silence. ~ Carlos Fuentes

Writing is so hard. And then, sometimes, it is so bewilderingly easy. ~ Patricia Hampl

There are stories in everything. I 've got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts, and newspaper stands. ~ O. Henry

Contrary to what many of you might imagine, a career in letters is not without its drawbacks -- chief among them the unpleasant fact that one is frequently called upon to sit down and write. ~ Fran Lebowitz

Many writers do little else but sit in small rooms recalling the real world. ~ Annie Dillard

Your characters should be as smart as you are, if not smarter. ~ Tina Fey

Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living. ~ Harold Printer

He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line. ~ Johann von Goethe

We both loved writing and literature and we knew that our passion came from our gut, our na'au. We teach all of our students that powerful writing comes from the na'au, not around it. ~ Melvin Spencer III, Na'au, Honolulu Advertiser, 5/20/04

Somehow, some way, incredibly enough, good writing ultimately gets recognized. If you're a really good writer and deserve that honored position, then by God, you'll write, and you'll be read. ~ Rod Serling

A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely. A good mind thinks it writes fairly well. ~ La Bruyere

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. ~ Willa Cather

The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer, Magician of West 86th Street

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