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Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.

Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.

If I couldn't read, I couldn't live.

All books are either dreams or swords. You can cut or you can drug with words.

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

Writing is so difficult that I often feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape punishment in the hereafter.

It's difficult to beat making your living thinking and writing about subjects that matter to you.

Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.

I wrote the story myself. It's all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it.

I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady after she had written a book.

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

People disagreeing everywhere you look, makes you wanna stop and read a book.

The best time for planning a book is when you're doing the dishes.

My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.

I took a speed reading course and read 'war and peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

The great American novel has not only already been written; it has already been rejected.

Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.

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