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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. Wayne Dyer

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. Richard Bach

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. Socrates

Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home. Sigmund Freud

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity. George Orwell

Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing; for life itself is a writer's love until death. Edna Ferber

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. William Makepeace Thackeray

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. Henry David Thoreau

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason. Andre Gide

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it. Jean Paul Richter

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Ernest Hemingway

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research. Anonymous

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. Tom Clancy

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