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Quotes of the Day for 29 November 2000 – Writing

For the past few weeks I have been trying to catch up on some of my writing, but there has been a steady stream of good excuses. It's probably just one more creative way to procrastinate, but I thought I'd make a gesture and choose some quotes about Writing.

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The quotes:

If any many wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.
     - Goethe

I do borrow from other writers, shamelessly! I can only say in my defense, like the woman brought before the judge on a charge of kleptomania, I do steal, but, your Honor, only from the very best stores.
     - Thornton Niven Wilder

Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. But amusing? Never.
     - Edna Ferber

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
     - Peter De Vries

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