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The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.

Writers are lampposts and critics are dogs. Ask lampposts what they think about dogs. Does the dog hurt the lamppost?

'Tis easy to write epigrams nicely but to write a book is hard

I have written a book. This will come as quite a shock to some. They didn't think I could read, much less write.

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.

I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer, because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.

History should be written as philosophy.

Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels, and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting.

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