Quotes (7)

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Thomas Jefferson

Try any goddam thing you like, no matter how boringly normal or outrageous. If it works, fine. If it doesn't, toss it. Toss it even if you love it.
Stephen King

As with all other aspects of the narrative art, you will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be?
Stephen King

Just because you're perfectionist doesn't mean you're perfect.
Jack Nicholson 
...describing Stanley Kubrick

The moment of recognizing your own lack of talent is a flash of genius.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

You sit down and you do it, and you do it, and you do it, until you have learned to do it.
Ursula K. LeGuin
...on writing

As a writer I'm merely a journalist who has learned to write better than others.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I have never thought of myself as a good writer. Anyone who wants reassurance of that should read one of my first drafts. But I'm one of the world's great rewriters.
James A. Michener


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