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Category: Quotes

Quotes (Oscar Wilde)

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
–Oscar Wilde


Quotes (Leonard Bernstein)

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”
–Leonard Bernstein

Quotes (Niels Bohr)

“An expert is a person who has madeĀ all theĀ mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
–Niels Bohr

Quotes (Steve Jobs)

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask a creative person how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.”
–Steve Jobs

Quotes (Mark Twain)

“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.”
–Mark Twain

Quotes (Cicero)

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents and everyone is writing a book.”

Quotes (Robin McKinley)

“One of the biggest, and possibly the biggest, obstacle to becoming a writer… is learning to live with the fact that the wonderful story in your head is infinitely better, truer, more moving, more fascinating, more perceptive, than anything you’re going to manage to get down on paper.”
–Robin McKinley

Quotes (Walt Whitman)

“A writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibilities of their own souls.”
–Walt Whitman

Quotes (W.H. Auden)

“Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.”
–W.H. Auden

The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue (W.H. Auden: Critical Editions)

Quotes (Ursula K. Le Guin)

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight.”
–Ursula K. Le Guin