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‘Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson


'Masterpieces are no more than the shipwrecked flotsam of great minds.'

Marcel Proust


'Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.'

Samuel Johnson


'Inspiration is the act of drawing up a chair to the writing desk'



'An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.'

Benjamin Disraeli


'Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.'

Edward Gibbon


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