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  • “Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.” -Ralph Waldo Emmerson
  • “Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.” -Samuel Johnson
  • “Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.” -Sinclair Lewis
  • “With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” -Edgar Allan Poe
  • “A wicked book cannot repent.” -Old Proverb
  • “A book is a mirror: if an ass peers into it, you can’t expect an apostle to look out.” -G.C. Lichtenberg
  • “This is the best book ever written by any man on the wrong side of a question of which he is profoundly ignorant.” – Thomas B. Macauly
  • “Journalism is unreadable, and literature is unread.” -Oscar Wilde
  • “Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice.”- Cyril Connolly
  • “A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” -Henrik Ibsen

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