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“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”

~Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” ~Anaïs Nin

The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.

~Euripides

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

~Jules Renard (1864 – 1910)

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

~Henry David Thoreau

Either a writer doesn’t want to talk about his work, or he talks about it more than you want.

~Anatole Broyard

“Planning to write is not writing.  Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing.  Writing is writing.”
 
~E. L. Doctorow~

Practice, practice, practice writing. Writing is a craft that requires both talent and acquired skills. You learn by doing, by making mistakes and then seeing where you went wrong. 

~Jeffrey A. Carver~

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