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Quotes about Writing

Mark Twain: “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

Douglas Adams: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

John Ciardi: “You don’t have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.”

Peter De Vries: “I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.”

Red Smith: “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”

Justice Louis Brandeis: “There is no such thing as good writing. There is only good rewriting.”

William Zinsser: “There’s not much to be said about the period, except that most writers don’t reach it soon enough.”

Marilyn vos Savant: “My thoughts are like waffles — the first few don’t look too good.”

Samuel Johnson: “What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

(from Stephen Wilbers–his website).

BTW, I’m thinking of writing something short and fast about how to write well. Stay tuned.

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