Quotes

“Laughing sex – That will cure what ails you. If it doesn’t, try it again.”

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“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

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“All men are created equal, some work harder in pre-season.”

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“Lots of people have talents, darling. But look how many people throw it away. It boils down to this – having talent is not enough. You also have to have a talent for having talent.”

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“One of the jobs of poetry is to make the unbearable bearable, not by falsehood but by clear, concise confrontation.”

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“Certainly morality should come first for writers, critics, and everybody else. People who change tires. People in factories. They should always ask, is this moral? Not will it sell?”

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“I realize again and again how sacred the act of putting stories into words on the page is.”

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“You’ll write the book you need to read, and that someone else needs to read to.”

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“Work at the absolute outer limit of your abilities, every time — every day, every project.”

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“Your job is to wring every last ounce of talent out of yourself and onto the page, every time. That’s what it means to be a writer, you come to the computer wet and you leave completely dry, knowing that you’ve given of yourself.”

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“You don’t have to be original you just have to be authentic.”