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The first one I can identify with.
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*Wipes bloodstains off of keyboard*

i hear that Sam
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A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.

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I think writers do it more than others.
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Agreed.  Plus, I find watching or reading about other people have such experiences can also garner quite a few "resources".
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Agreed on both accounts–also to shape one's own attitude.

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Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
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"When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing."

  - Enrique Jardiel Poncela
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I felt like poisoning a monk.
Umberto Eco (1932 - ), on why he wrote the novel "The Name of the Rose."
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It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
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Keep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it's so hurtful to think about writing.
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Believe me, I try.. :narsty
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Do or do not.
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Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
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So? :corran
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We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind — mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.

~ J. G. Ballard ~
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That's so true.

So whatever this is, this thing that now I've become, you hate it so much, you keep on running from it, no matter the distance, no matter how far.
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A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.

- William Styron
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Yeah, that's how it ought to be!

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Not every story has explosions and car chases. That's why they have nudity and espionage.
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