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Writers who have not taken a year of PhD coursework in a decent economics department (and passed their PhD qualifying exams), cannot meaningfully advance the discussion on economic policy.
– Karthik Athreya
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Writing a book just might be the hardest thing I've ever done, besides trying to get laid in college.
– Howard Stern
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Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
– Ernest Hemingway
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Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
– Norman Mailer
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Writing comes from the fear of failure not from the joy of winning.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
– John Updike
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Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
– Truman Capote
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Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives.
– James Joyce
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Writing is a disease of the mind, which is expressed through a pen.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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Writing is a great way of talking with an endless audience for never-ending time.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
– E.L. Doctorow
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Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
– Jessamyn West
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Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
– Gene Fowler
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Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
– E. B. White
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Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
– Iris Murdoch
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Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic.
– Julie Burchill
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Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
– Robert A. Heinlein
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Writing is the dancing of the mind on a stage called paper.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
– Jules Renard
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Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
– Gloria Steinem
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Writing only leads to more writing.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
– Willa Sibert Cather
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Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.
– William S. Burroughs
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Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind.
– Catherine Drinker Bowen
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