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    Quote your favourite author!!

    What does/did your favourite author have to say about writing or literature?

    This quote by one of my favourites struck me the fist time I saw it. I think that for one phrase, it holds so much character:

    "Give me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy"

    -F. Scott Fitzgerald
    I'm weary with right-angles, abbreviated daylight,
    Waiting for a winter to be done.
    Why do I still see you in every mirrored window,
    In all that I could never overcome?

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    "But didn't you know that god is pooh bear?" -Jack Kerouac, On the Road
    "He was nauseous with regret when he saw her face again, and when, as of yore, he pleaded and begged at her knees for the joy of her being. She understood Neal; she stroked his hair; she knew he was mad."
    ---Jack Kerouac, On The Road: The Original Scroll

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    "Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer. " JRR Tolkien on Lord of the Rings
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    Charles Schulz:

    “Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.”

    "I love mankind; it's people I can't stand."
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    "It is not that I am mad; it is only that my head is different from yours.”
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    "My independence is my wealth; it is my literature. I have written to please myself, no matter who should be hurt." -Ambrose Bierce

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    "Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." - C. S. Lewis

    And I love that quote by Tolkien. Brilliant man.
    "Our little systems have their day;
    They have their day and cease to be:
    They are but broken lights of thee,
    And thou, O Lord, art more than they."
    -Alfred Lord Tennyson, "In Memoriam"

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    To get things clear; firstly they have to be very unclear. But if you get them too early, you probably got them wrong - Dostoevsky
    At thunder and tempest, At the world's coldheartedness,
    During times of heavy loss And when you're sad
    The greatest art on earth Is to seem uncomplicatedly gay.

    To get things clear, they have to firstly be very unclear. But if you get them too quickly, you probably got them wrong.
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    "Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons." -- Aldous Huxley

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    "One cannot love well, think well, sleep well if one has not dined well."

    - Virginia Woolf (accuracy not guaranteed)
    What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it.
    - Gertrude Stein

    A washerwoman with her basket; a rook; a red-hot poker; th purples and grey-greens of flowers: some common feeling which held the whole together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppajoe_9 View Post
    "One cannot love well, think well, sleep well if one has not dined well."

    - Virginia Woolf (accuracy not guaranteed)
    Very true!

    Well, he's not my favorite(comes close though) but after his passing I felt a bit of his wisdom was neccesary to post-

    High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.

    Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.

    Ideas or the lack of them can cause disease.

    Let us devote to unselfishness the frenzy we once gave gold and underpants.


    How embarrassing to be human.
    I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.


    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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    Quote Originally Posted by dramasnot6 View Post
    Well, he's not my favorite(comes close though) but after his passing I felt a bit of his wisdom was neccesary to post-
    Is that by Vonnegut, Dramas?
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    "It is not that I am mad; it is only that my head is different from yours.”
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    All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.

    Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.

    In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

    -Ambrose Bierce

    A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

    - Douglas Adams

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    "For I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
    The irony of Blanche Dubois' words always strikes me, Tennessee was a genius.
    "I mete and dole unequal laws unto a savage race, that hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me."-Story of my life.

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