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I struggled in the beginning. I said I was going to write the truth, so help me God. And I thought I was. I found I couldn't. Nobody can write the absolute truth. (Quote by - Henry Miller)

The process of writing a book is infinitely more important than the book that is completed as a result of the writing, let alone the success or failure that book may have after it is written . . . the book is merely a symbol of the writing. In writing the book, I am living. I am growing. I am tapping myself. I am changing. The process is the product. (Quote by - Theodore Isaac Rubin)

Writing is turning one's worst moments into money. (Quote by - J. P. Donleavy)

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. (Quote by - T. S. Eliot)

The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it. (Quote by - Thomas Wolfe)

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. (Quote by - William Strunk)

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends and society are the natural enemies of a writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. (Quote by - Laurence Clark Powell)

Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman. (Quote by - Nancy Banks-Smith)

His (the writer's) standard of fidelity to the truth should be so high that his invention, out of his experience, should produce a truer account than anything factual can be. (Quote by - Ernest Hemingway)

The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns: James 1st, James 2nd, and the Old Pretender. (Quote by - Philip Guedalla)

I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets. (Quote by - B. K. Sandwell)

I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories. (Quote by - Washington Irving)

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. (Quote by - Mel Brooks)

No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. (Quote by - Ezra Pound)

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand. (Quote by - Andre Maurois)

You cannot write in the chimney with charcoal. (Quote by - Russian proverb)

Memoirs: the backstairs of history. (Quote by - George Meredith)

For a dyed-in-the-wool author nothing is as dead as a book once it is written ... she is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up. While they were a-growing she was passionately interested in them but now they seem hardly to belong to her, and probably she is involved with another batch of kittens as I am involved with other writing. (Quote by - Rumer Godden)

Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'. (Quote by - Mary McCarthy)

A man really writes for an audience of about ten persons. Of course if others like it, that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied, he is content. (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down. (Quote by - Edna St. Vincent Millay)

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. (Quote by - Karl Kraus)

A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed in keeping rabbits. (Quote by - Edith Sitwell)

I've put my genius into my life; I've only put my talent into my works. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

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