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Quote 550by Anonymous on 05/01/2011

The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you.
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    Quote 1329by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

    The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
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      Quote 1621by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

      I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation.
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        Quote 1653by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

        I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
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          Quote 1669by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

          I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
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            Quote 1963by Anonymous on 19/01/2011

            Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
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              Quote 3190by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

              America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them.
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                Quote 3347by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
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                  Quote 3923by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                  I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.
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