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Owen Wister
“Forgive my asking you to use your mind. It is a thing which no novelist should expect of his reader...”
Owen Wister, The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

Quentin R. Bufogle
“Writing is the dragon that lives underneath my floorboards. The one I incessantly feed for fear it may turn and devour my ass. Writing is the friend who doesn't return my phone calls; the itch I'm unable to scratch; a dinner invitation from a cannibal; elevator music for a narcoleptic. Writing is the hope of lifting all boats by pissing in the ocean. Writing isn't something that makes me happy like a good cup of coffee. It's just something I do because not writing, as I've found, is so much worse.”
Quentin R. Bufogle

Amy Joy
“Anyone who says writing is easy isn't doing it right.”
Amy Joy

Edmond Rostand
“...But...to sing,
to dream, to smile, to walk, to be alone, be free,
with a voice that stirs and an eye that still can see!
To cock your hat to one side, when you please
at a yes, a no, to fight, or- make poetry!
To work without a thought of fame or fortune,
on that journey, that you dream of, to the moon!
Never to write a line that's not your own...”
Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... The Book is more important than your plans for it. You have to go with what works for The Book ~ if your ideas appear hollow or forced when they are put on paper, chop them, erase them, pulverise them and start again. Don't whine when things are not going your way, because they are going the right way for The Book, which is more important. The show must go on, and so must The Book.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

“A critic is a legless man who teaches other people to run”
Channing Pollock

Gerard de Marigny
“A writer fails, not when a reader is not moved; but when, as a reader, the writer is not moved.”
Gerard de Marigny, Signs of War

Caleb Reese
“Books bring alluring colors to our mundane black and white world.”
Caleb Reese

Nancy I. Sanders
“If one can, anyone can.
If two can, you can, too!”
Nancy I. Sanders, Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children's Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career

Charisse Spiers
“I have voices in my head
I'm a slave to imaginary people
I feel what they feel
I experience what they experience
I live in their world
And I'm devoted to translating their stories
I'm not crazy, I'm a writer”
Charisse Spiers

Richelle E. Goodrich
“What I've learned about writing is that sometimes less is more, while often more is grander. And both are true.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

“A true writer does not seek wealth or fame does seek to find himself in each of his readers souls.”
Julia Joanne Black

A.K. Kuykendall
“My fingers burn behind the keys of my typewriter, the lettering fading with every thoughtful strike. The many words I write I dare not stall; my mind perpetually alert for my magnum opus call.”
A.K. Kuykendall

“Words come alive from a page or script because both the writer and actor were brave enough to neither deny or invent their truth”
Val Uchendu

Sahara Sanders
“With so many book projects filling mind and heart, it feels similar to pregnancy. Your own books are like your children—you have to give birth to them, raise them, and do your best to make sure they live happily. You know, you just HAVE TO put into writing all of those thoughts, words and ideas appearing and growing in your head. Otherwise, life will make no sense without it.”
Sahara Sanders, INDIGO DIARIES: A Series of Novels

“They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. I say its closer to 675 or 700.”
A.E. Samaan

T.S. Wieland
“Only your children’s grandchildren may remember our stories, but the stories are not what makes a life. It’s living with a smile and a free spirit that will ripple throughout the stars.”
T.S. Wieland

Richard Wright
“I had once tried to write, had once reveled in feeling, had let m crude imagination roam, but the impulse to dream had been slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and i hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing. It was not a matter of believing or disbelieving what I read, but of feeling something new, of being affected by something that made the look of the world different.”
Richard Wright, Black Boy

Anne Lamott
“Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere. While others who have something to say or who want to be effectual, like musicians or baseball players or politicians, have to get out there in front of people, writers, who tend to be shy, get to stay home and still be public.”
Anne Lamott

Chris Mentillo
“Have you noticed how prejudice still exists today. For instance, now they challenge famous people for their past achievements: People like Christopher Columbus and now even Vince lombardi. Nothing surprises me. I never grew-up with prejudices against anyone. I don't care what color you are or where you came from. This sort of stuff to me never made sense. You see I grew up in a "educated family." Education teaches you not to be so ignorant.”
Chris Mentillo

Chris Mentillo
“Have you noticed how prejudice still exists today? For instance, now they challenge famous people for their past achievements: People like Christopher Columbus and now even Vince Lombardi. Nothing surprises me. I never grew-up with prejudices against anyone. I don't care what color you are or where you came from. This sort of stuff to me never made sense. You see I grew up in an "educated family." Education teaches you not to be so ignorant.”
Chris Mentillo

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