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All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.

Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994) Romanian-born French playwright.

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

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Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117) Roman historian.


You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say.

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Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.