Writing quotes

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784):

Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007):

Somebody gets into trouble, then gets out of it again. People love that story. They never get tired of it.

Toni Morrison (born 1931):

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

Margaret Atwood (born 1939)

If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.

John Berryman (1914-1972)

One must be ruthless with one’s own writing or someone else will be.

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