Writers are what they are. They are unique and creative. They are strange, intelligent, and inspiring. They are people we know, people we consider famous, and people we aspire to be. We consider them geniuses, stupid people, weirdos, and some of the greatest minds to ever exist. They are inspirational, motivational, and helpful. They help our society advance and our world dream.
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One writes to teach, to move or to delight.
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
I have written so much about myself because I am the subject on which I am the best informed.
Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.
The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into new land.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. It anguishes him so much he must get rid of it. He has no peace until then. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' is worth any number of old ladies.
My entire soul is a cry, and all my work the commentary on that cry.
If you're a writer, you want to get your soul out there, where people can look at it.
He who writes carelessly confesses... that he does not attach much importance to his own thoughts.
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