Sunday, February 1, 2009

Writing Quotes of the Day

"The job of the artist is to omit that which is tedious and irrelevant, and to suppress that which is tedious and necessary."
Robert Louis Stevenson

"Immature artists imitate; mature artists steal."
Lionel Trilling

"Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write."
Anthony Trollope

"I really don't want to encourage young writers. Keep them down and out and silent is my motto."
John Updike

"Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking."
Jessamyn West

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