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You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.
I think you must remember that a writer is a simple-minded person to begin with and go on that basis. He's not a great mind, he's not a great thinker, he's not a great philosopher, he's a story-teller.
I detest professional anythings but particularly professional writers. Most of them today are just garbage collectors.
He that writes to himself writes to an eternal public.
Enduring fame is promised only to those writers who can offer to successive generations a substance constantly renewed; for every generation arrives upon the scene with its own particular hunger.
I have just been refining the room in which I sit, yet I sometimes doubt that a writer should refine or improve his workroom by so much as a dictionary: one thing leads to another and the first thing you know he has a stuffed chair and is fast asleep in it.
In the nature of things, a person engaged in the flimsy business of expressing himself on paper is dependent on the large general privilege of being heard. Any intimation that this privilege may be revoked throws a writer into panic.
The essayist is a self-liberated man, sustained by the childish belief that everything he thinks about, everything that happens to him, is of general interest.
The great play is yet unwritten; the great novel beats with futile hands against the portals of my brain.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.
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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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The reason I talk to myself is because I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
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Everything you can imagine is real.
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You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
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Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.
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