What writers say about writing . . .

These quotations — more than 200 of them — are taken from a variety of sources — books of quotations, books about writing, other people's online lists of quotations, book jackets, etc. No claim is made here regarding the authenticity of the quotation or the precision of the language. Enjoy them, though, for what they are worth — their humor, their inspiration, their earnest advice and good wishes for you, another writer.

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Quotations from Latin or Greek sources have been provided and translated by Professor of Humanities Ronald E. Pepin, Capital Community College.