A Holiday Treat -- Cherished Quotes

Following are some of my favorite quotes. Most of them pertain to writing. Perhaps you can read these and relax during this busy time of year.

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"There is no point in writing a book unless you know you will go mad or die if you don't." Robertson Davies

"Great writers create a fictitious franework to describe their own situation." Wallace Stegner

"I will tell you the real secret to staying married. Keep the cave clean. They want the cave clean and spotless, air-conditioned if possible." Unknown

I have made this letter longer because I have not had time to make it shorter." Blaise Pasca

You must send your work out. Keep sending it out. Never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again while you work on another one. If you have talent you will receive some measure of success, but only if you persist." Isaac Asminoon

"Writing is standing naked, and a lot of people are afraid to do that" Robin Norwood

"What every good writer needs is a shockproof shit detecter." Ernest Hemingway

"In this life, we succeed through failure." John Henry Cardinal Newman

"Write like you are telling family secrets." Jalaine Halsel

"I sit at my desk in case I am inspired." Flannery O'Connor

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