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Random quote of the day:

“Writing is an act of optimism. You assume there is somebody out there to pay attention. To those people who accuse me of being a pessimist I always say, ‘Nonsense, I write.’”

—Edward Albee, Edward Albee: Planned Wilderness, Living Authors Series No. 3, ed. Patricia De La Fuente, 1980

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Random quote of the day:

“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”

—Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

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Random quote of the day:

“Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.”

—Salman Rushdie, Independent on Sunday, 4 February 1990

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Random quote of the day:

“There’s a notion out in the land that there are human beings one writes about, and then there are black people or Indians or some other marginal group. If you write about the world from that point of view, somehow it is considered lesser. It’s racist, of course. The fact that I chose to write about black people means I’ve only been stimulated to write about black people. We are people, not aliens. We live, we love, we die.”

—Toni Morrison, Black Women Writers at Work, ed. Claudia Tate

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Random quote of the day:

“Secretly writers do love the censor within. We say we hate that sanctimonious inner voice, but there is no better excuse for procrastination, lethargy and despair. There is no better excuse for getting nothing done than to lock yourself in battle with the famous inner demons of self-criticism and doubt.”

—Allegra Goodman, “O.K., You’re Not Shakespeare. Not Get Back to Work,” The New York Times, March 12, 2001

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Random quote of the day:

“My stories come to me as clichés. A cliché is a cliché because it’s worthwhile. Otherwise, it would have been discarded. A good cliché can never be overwritten; it’s still mysterious.”

—Toni Morrison, Black Women Writers at Work, ed. Claudia Tate

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Random quote of the day:

“A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy and unlimbers his typewriter.”

—E. B. White, The Paris Review, Fall 1969, No. 48

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Random quote of the day:

“A confessional passage has probably never been written that didn’t stink a little bit of the writer’s pride in having given up his pride.”

—J. D. Salinger, Seymour: An Introduction

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Random quote of the day:

“No writer ever wrote exactly what he wanted to write, because there was never anything inside himself, anything purely individual that he did want to write. It’s all reaction of one sort or another.”

—Raymond Chandler, letter to Charles Morton, October 28, 1947

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Random quote of the day:

“A writer can have, ultimately, one of two styles: he can write in a manner that implies death is inevitable, or he can write in a manner that implies that death is not inevitable….If you write as if you believe that ultimately you and everyone else alive will be dead, there is a chance that you will write in a pretty earnest style. Otherwise you are apt to be either pompous or soft. On the other hand, in order not to be a fool, you must believe that as much as death is inevitable life is inevitable.

—William Saroyan, preface to The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

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