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The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) U.S. writer of detective fiction.

In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

Having books published is very destructive to writing. It is even worse than making love too much. Because when you make love too much at least you get a damned clarte that is like no other light. A very clear and hollow light.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

If another Messiah was born he could hardly do so much good as the printing-press.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.