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"The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way."

- Richard Harding Davis
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Mother of Soldiers<br>I must go to the war, darling, they won’t start without me.

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Think that's right enough. Read it before and the first part often comes to mind during some post.

To me, this one came especially soothing:

"Qualität kommt von Qual."
-Wolf Schneider

(Translates to: [The word] quality derives from agony)

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Like both of these, but can especially relate to the one Thayer posted.

Quod Me Nutrit, Me Destruit
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That is so true. I know my brain hurts after finally writing a post.
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Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it's a letdown, they won't buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.

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That's a good quote.

Garfield's Law: - Cats instinctively know the precise moment their owners will awaken … then they awaken them ten minutes sooner. - Jim Davis.
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Yep!
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Now all I have to do is write a book...

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*looks at her unfinished writing projects and just sighs* =P
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Well, get going, Jelt! :whip
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:firing :han

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Aw.. don't be hatin! :hugs
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You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London

So true for me very often.
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*chuckles at the mental image*  Me too.
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That's a fact.

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There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
Oscar Wilde
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And I can name some badly written ones. :narsty
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"What you can read with ease and - hopefully! - without any difficulties at the end, is the result of long polishing, simplification and correction. Especially, if the man in the street is able to understand me, I have reached my goal."

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Very true.
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Yes, sometimes I feel that people will write a post and then, when they are finished, open the thesaurus and replace every word with a bigger one.  I wonder if people really do that.
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