Quotes of Note

“In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.” – Author Unknown

“Writing is easy.  All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” – Gene Fowler

“Smartness runs in my family.  When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.” – George Burns

“In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.” – André Maurois

“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.” – Herman Wouk

“Old people shouldn’t eat health foods.  They need all the preservatives they can get.” – Robert Orben

“Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.” – Joe Garagiola

“Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy?  I don’t know and I don’t care.” – William Safire

“He writes so well he makes me feel like putting my quill back in my goose.” – Fred Allen

“Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.” – Samuel Johnson

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book.  I’ll waste no time reading it.” – Moses Hadas in a letter

“Fame lost its appeal when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen a d paper under the stall door.” – Marlo Thomas

“Journalism largely consists in saying ‘Lord Jones is dead’ to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.” – G. K. Chesterton

“Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.” – Edward Gibbon

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is a confession of character.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I hate quotations.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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