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I came across the following quote and thought maybe there are probably more we can share with each other.

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A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

-Thomas Mann

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"You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair--the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page."
?To do a dull thing with style-now THAT'S what I call art.?
?An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.?
"Always be a poet, even in prose."

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Mark Twain --

I conceive that the right way to write a story for boys is to write so that it will not only interest boys but strongly interest any man who has ever been a boy. That immensely enlarges the audience.

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