«No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.»Eleanor Roosevelt

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«A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.» — Maya Angelou
«The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.» — Thomas Jefferson
«There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.» — Frank Herbert
«A word is not the same with one writer as it is with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.» — William Wordsworth
«Perhaps his tragedy is that he is the only normal writer left on earth -- and it is this that adds to his isolation and so too his so sense of guilt.» — Malcolm Lowry
«I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing.» — Anaïs Nin
«The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.» — Albert Camus
«Good prose should be transparent, like a window pane.» — George Orwell
«It's not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand. ~ Brian Stimpson, Clockwise» — John Cleese
«I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.» — Harold S. Kushner
«The difference between a novelist and someone who tinkers around with writing is this: novelists finish their books.» — Nancy Etchemendy
«Epics are never written about libraries. They exist on whim; it depends on if the conquering army likes to read.» — Patricia A. McKillip
«Without books, God is silent, justice dormant, natural science at a stand, philosophy lame, letters dumb, and all things involved in darkness.» — Thomas Bartholin
«How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!» — Jane Austen
«may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.» — e.e. cummings
«To me fair friend, you can never be old for as you when first your eye I eyed, such seems your beauty still.» — William Shakespeare
«I placed a jar in Tennessee and round it was upon a hill.» — Wallace Stevens
«One must read poetry with one's nerves.» — Wallace Stevens
«I suppose I'm saying that defiance is actually part of the lyric job» — Seamus Heaney
«Valentine's Day is the poet's holiday.» — Ted Kooser
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