“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
— Maya Angelou

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”
— Isaac Asimov

“Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.”
— James Baldwin

“Use short sentences, use short first paragraphs, use vigorous English. Be positive. Never use old slang, and eliminate every superfluous word.”
— Ernest Hemingway

“I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.”
— Rudyard Kipling

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter–’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.”
— Mark Twain

“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.”
— E.B. White

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all morning and took out a comma…In the afternoon—well, I put it back again.”
— Oscar Wilde

“If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.”
—Tennessee Williams

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