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Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can not get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.
Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end
Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop.
Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.
It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, 'Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.' And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure.
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities.
If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing.
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
The covers of this book are too far apart.
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; no sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet to chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing.
I came to the conclusion long ago that all life is six to five against.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet.
The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.
One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.
I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now and then, but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive -- besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.
Smith and Wesson or a Colt always beat four aces.

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