Monday, May 19, 2008

"The first rule, indeed by itself virtually a sufficient condition for good style, is to have something to say."
Arthur Schopenhauer

"Suspect all your favorite sentences."
Kenneth Atchity

"Don't overwrite description in a story - you haven't got time."
Elizabeth Spencer

"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
Somerset Maugham

"Have something to say and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style."
Matthew Arnold

"…writing comes more easily if you have something to say."
Sholem Asch

"You fail only if you stop writing."
Ray Bradbury

"Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing…."
Bernard Malamud

"Words have weight, sound and appearance; it is only by considering these that you can write a sentence that is good to look at and good to listen to."
Somerset Maugham

"Thoughts fly and words go on foot. Therein lies all the drama of a writer."
Julien Green

"A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."
Thomas Mann

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