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Good writing is clear thinking made visible.

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
In a sense the world dies every time a writer dies, because, if he is any good, he has been a wet nurse to humanity during his entire existence and has held earth close around him, like the little obstetrical toad that goes about with a cluster of eggs attached to his legs.
Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. Even those pages you remove somehow remain.
From the point of view of literature Mr. Kipling is a genius who drops his aspirates. From the point of view of life, he is a reporter who knows vulgarity better than any one has ever known it.
The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.
I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again -- as I always am when I write.
We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
Writing is a craft not an art.
If you donít write you wrong.