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message 1: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Jan 03, 2009 09:12AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments I just came across the following quotation.
It seems to be apropos for folks at Goodreads.
"To write well is to think well, to feel well, and to render well; it is to possess at once intellect, soul, and taste."
-George Louis Leclerc (1707-1788) French naturalist

When I find a writer with "intellect, soul, and taste", I'm in Heaven.

message 2: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Feb 12, 2014 05:12AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Here's another interesting quote about writing:

"I begin by writing the first sentence - and trusting to Almighty God for the second."
-Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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