Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
- Nelson Mandela
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
- Karl Marx
If the truth is there, bad writing won’t hurt it!
- Alfred Adler
Writing is the art of repeating oneself without anyone noticing.
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
- Ernest Hemingway
She looked at her hand: Just some hand, holding a cheap pen. Some girls’ hand. She had nothing to do with that hand. Let that hand do whatever it wanted to.
- Cynthia Voigt
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
- Anaïs Nin
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