Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Quotations #038

"Once made equal to a man, woman becomes his superior." -- Socrates

"If I had to give young writers advice, I'd say don't listen to writers talking about writing. Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped." -- Lillian Hellman

"In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style." -- Sydney Smith (18-19c)

"No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader's intelligence, or whose attitude is patronizing." -- E. B. White

"We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood." -- William James

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