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Iris Murdoch quote on getting married…

“Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.”

—Iris Murdoch

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Gloria Steinem

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.

Gloria Steinem

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John Jakes quote on writing…

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”

John Jakes American Author who wrote the Kent Family Chornicles and the North and South Trilogy (1932-)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on writing…

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald — American Author of Novels and Short Stories — (1896-1940)

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Oscar Wilde quote on life…

“Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.”
Oscar Wilde — Irish Writer and Poet — (1854-1900)

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John Edgar Wideman quote on writing…

“Good writing is always about things that are important to you, things that are scary to you, things that eat you up.”

—John Edgar Wideman (1941 -) American writer — Professor at Brown University.

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Anthony Powell quote on writing…

“Writing is a combination of intangible creative fantasy and appallingly hard work.”

—Anthony Powell Englsih Author (1905-2000)

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