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A Quote by André Gide on writing

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If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on editors and writing

LUMINARY, n. One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on accuracy, authors, birds, feeling, thought, and writing

GOOSE, n. A bird that supplies quills for writing. These [quills] when inked and drawn mechanically across paper by a person called an "author," there results a very fair and accurate transcript of the fowl's thought and feeling.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on nonsense, proof, and writing

PROOF-READER, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, chance, dance, learning, and writing

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'T is not enough no harshness gives offence,- The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 162.

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