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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American columnist, lecturer and humanitarian.

A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.


I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.

Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

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

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.