The Muse

“Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”
—William S. Burroughs

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Time Spent Reading

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”
—Samuel Johnson

One True Sentence

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”― Ernest Hemingway

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
– Sidney Sheldon

“Know your literary tradition, savor it, steal from it, but when you sit down to write, forget about worshiping greatness and fetishizing masterpieces.”
—Allegra Goodman

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” ~ Allen Ginsberg

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau