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A Quote by Barry Mann on waiting, writers, and writing

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.

Barry Mann

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on novel, writing, existence, knowledge, and morality

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.

Milan Kundera

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on writing, waiting, paper, writers, faith, hope, and work

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on poetry, writing, publishing, and waiting

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Plato on love, poetry, loving, poets, and writing

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on poetry, writing, and love

A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on love, writing, and letters

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by John Drinkwater on greatness, poetry, and writing

Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.

John Drinkwater (1882 - 1937)

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A Quote by Adam Zagajewski on mystics, mysticism, intelligence, spirituality, and writing

And now, advice for beginning mystics. Be sober, be intelligent, be educated, rely on the tangible reality as long as you can. Remember that the act of writing is a tiny part of a bigger something. Defend the value of the spiritual experience and if somebody tells you it's an old fashioned notion, laugh loudly and serenely.

Adam Zagajewski

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A Quote by James Flecker on poetry, poety, soul, salvation, art, and writing

It is not the poet's business to save man's soul but to make it worth saving . . . However, few poets have written with a clear theory of art for art's sake, it is by that theory alone that their work has been, or can be, judged; -and rightly so if we remember that art embraces all life and all humanity, and sees in the temporary and fleeting doctrines of conservative or revolutionary only the human grandeur or passion that inspires them.

James Flecker

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