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  • Bjorn Lomborg
    Bjorn Lomborg
    Danish author 1965-
    Bjorn Lomborg
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    A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
  • Don Marquis
    Don Marquis
    American writer 1878-1937
    Don Marquis
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    I get up in the morning with an idea for a three-volume novel and by nightfall it's a paragraph in my column.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
    Philip Roth
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    I often have to write a hundred pages or more before there's a paragraph that's alive.
  • V.S. Naipaul
    V.S. Naipaul
    Trinidad and Tobago-born British writer 1932-2018
    V.S. Naipaul
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    I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not.
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
    American novelist and short story writer 1941-
    Anne Tyler
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    I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
    Edward Gibbon
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    It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
    C. S. Lewis
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    The doctrine of the Second Coming teaches us that we do not and cannot know when the world drama will end. The curtain may be rung down at any moment: say, before you have finished reading this paragraph.
    Source: The Worlds Last Night (1952)
  • C. S. Forester
    C. S. Forester
    English novelist 1899-1966
    C. S. Forester
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    When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask.
  • Carl Hiaasen
    Carl Hiaasen
    American writer, author and journalist 1953-
    Carl Hiaasen
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    You can do the best research and be making the strongest intellectual argument, but if readers don't get past the third paragraph you've wasted your energy and valuable ink.
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