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“As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move… similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle.” honoré de balzac “We write frankly and fearlessly but then we modify before we print.” mark twain “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” mark twain “Words are the clothing of our thoughts.” jonathan swift “We of this age have discovered a shorter, and more prudent method to become scholars and wits, without the fatigue of reading or of thinking.” jonathan swift

“Books, the children of the brain.” jonathan swift


“A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.” william faulkner “If a story is in you, it has to come out.” william faulkner “Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare.” george bernard shaw “The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.” george bernard shaw “Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.” virginia woolf “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” virginia woolf


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