"Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out". - Samuel Johnson
"Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it". - David Sedaris
"The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning." - Sir Winston Churchill
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.” - Lawrence Clark Powell
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. - Josh Billings
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
- Blaise Pascal
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
- Flannery O'Connor
"About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment." - Josh Billings