Category Archives: Quote of the Day

A Quotation From John Mason Brown

“It is in the hard, hard, rock-pile labor of seeking to win, hold, or deserve a reader’s interest that the pleasant agony of writing again comes in.” — John Mason Brown, Dramatis Personae: A Retrospective Show, Compass Book ed.(New York, … Continue reading

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A Quotation From Jim Raymond

“Writing is a way of arguing with ourselves, a way of keeping ourselves honest by discovering precisely what we believe and finding out whether we are justified in believing it.” –Jim Raymond, Writing (Is an Unnatural Act), (New York: Harper … Continue reading

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A Quotation from Wallace Stegner

“Creation is a knack which is empowered by practice, and like almost any skill, it is lost if you don’t practice it.” — Wallace Stegner

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A Quotation from John Updike

“Fiction is nothing less than the subtlest instrument for self-examination and self-display that Mankind has invented yet.” — John Updike, “The Importance of Fiction,” in his Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism (New York: Knopf, 1991), p.86

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A Quote From Ray Bradbury

“If I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things which shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to … Continue reading

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A Quote From Frederick Buechner

“The writers who get my personal award are the ones who show exceptional promise of looking at world as candidly and searchingly and feelingly as they know how and then of telling the rest of us what they have found … Continue reading

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