"A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising."
James Collins

"Editors, for the most part, don't care ''what'' you've done, or how astounding the physical event may have been. You need to write well. Many others are capable of doing what you have done (probably), so you must write better than they..."
Tim Cahill, Travel Writer

"No one connected intimately with a writer has any appreciation of his temperament, except to think him overdoing everything."
Zane Grey

"Wait for those unguarded moments. Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep, the subject often reveals his truest self."
Barbara Walters

"Your idea of bliss is to wake up on a Monday morning knowing you haven't a single engagement for the entire week. You are cradled in a white paper cocoon tied up with typewriter ribbon."
Edna Ferber

"I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve."
Jane Asher

"For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word."
Catherine Drinker Bowen

"A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes."
Arthur Schopenhauer

"Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do your hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction."
Kevyn Aucoin

"Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colours."
Pablo Picasso

"A book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us."
Franz Kafka

"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book."

"Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."
Frank Zappa, quoted in Linda Botts' 'Loose Talk'.

"A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all."
Rita Mae Brown

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."
Henry B. Adams

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
Dale Carnegie

"Originality does not consist in saying what no one else has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself."
James Stephens, Irish poet and writer (1882-1950).

"Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning."
Igor Stravinsky

"..nothing is quite as easy as using words like somebody else. We all of us do exactly this nearly all of the time —and whenever we do it, we are not poets."
e.e. cummings

"But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling, like dew, upon a thought produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions think."
Lord Byron

"It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them the more noise they make in pouring it out."
Alexander Pope

"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper."
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

"The real risks for any artist are taken in pushing the work to the limits of what is possible, in the attempt to increase the sum of what it is possible to think."
Salman Rushdie

"Mega-bestseller readers want to be able to read and read and read - they do not want to ponder any truly unexpected revelations. Reality might lie out there, but that is not why they are reading."
Norman Mailer, The Spooky Art, 2003.

"How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper."
Olive Schreiner

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
Albert Einstein

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
Edgar Allan Poe, ''Eleanora''.

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