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“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.”
“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.”
“Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.”
“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“In writing, I shall always confine myself strictly to the truth, except when it is attended with inconvenience.”
“Writing eases my suffering... writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.”
“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.”
Robert A. Heinlein
“The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.”
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
Edgar Allan Poe
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