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Maxwell Perkins Quotes
Brief author info: Maxwell Perkins (1884-1947) American editor and publisher.
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I wish you would give up the idea of Spain.
I do not think anyone can read War and Peace too much. I read it six times...
It is those people who know that they are right because some outside or higher power conveys the conviction to them who do the great damage in the world.
I remember that night as a magical night, and the way the city looked. I always meant to go back there, but maybe it would be better not to, for things are never the same the second time.
Of the whole public not a handful can understand the artist's point of view or the writer's conscience.
The job of editor in a publishing house is the dullest, hardest, most exciting, exasperating and rewarding of perhaps any job in the world.
What we publishers think is that our function is to bring everything out into the open, on the theory that we have an adult population that knows values, or can learn them, and let them decide.
It often puzzles me when people think that matters connected with sex ought to be suppressed. Sex itself cannot be suppressed, and the efforts to do it, it seems to me, result in greater damage than it can do itself. After all, it was not an invention of man, but of God.
You are all right on time, except for the fact that time is the enemy of us all, and especially of the writer.
I do not think you should read about writing while you are writing.
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