The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
Style is to forget all styles.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.
Style means the right word. The rest matters little.
Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
Talent is a question of quantity. Talent does not write one page; it writes three hundred.
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none
There is nothing like literature: I lose a cow, I write about her death, and my writing pays me enough to buy another cow.
In literature, there are only oxen. The biggest ones are the geniuses-the ones who toil eighteen hours a day without tiring.
It is in the midst of the city that one writes the most inspiring pages about the country.
You can recover from the writing malady only by falling mortally ill and dying.
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