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  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney J. Harris
    American journalist 1917-
    Sidney J. Harris
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    If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, ''You Only Live Once.''
  • Bob Mayer
    Bob Mayer
    American author 1959-
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    Completing any writing project, particularly a novel, is a daunting prospect. Many people become frozen by the prospect. Others keep waiting for the right time. Some wait for the spark of inspiration. Even experienced writers find it is easier to do anything other than actually write.
  • First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
  • Barry Hannah
    Barry Hannah
    American novelist 1942-2010
    Barry Hannah
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    Honestly, I envy painters, who can have a masterpiece in one morning. Or musicians, who can write something in 30 minutes and arrange it in an hour, sometimes. 'Cause with this, with writing, you can occasionally feel like a caveman, like you've been working with pitch and tar on this brush.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.
  • Margaret Drabble
    Margaret Drabble
    English novelist, biographer, and critic 1939-
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    If I knew what the meanings of my books were, I wouldn't have bothered to write them.
  • Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who can not, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll
    British Writer, Mathematician 1832-1898
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    ''Write that down,'' the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.
    Source: Alice in wonderland
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