Subject: Communication » Reading/Writing

Write drunk; edit sober.

(1910 – 1993) editor & novelist

Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

It’s a very good historical book about history.

(1947 – ) U.S. vice president & politician

1. Never draw what you can copy.
2. Never copy what you can trace.
3. Never trace what you can cut out and paste down.

She was a master at making nothing happen very slowly.

(1904 – 1999) author, editor, radio host

Something very sad about the fact that I haven’t read Moby Dick, but I have read the Kindergarten Cop Wikipedia page.

(1983 – ) American comedian & actor

Like playing Beethoven on the kazoo.

(1938 – ) English academic, newspaper columnist & author

Intelligence tests are biased toward the literate.

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

Outside of a dog, a book is your best friend, and inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

(1890 – 1977) comedian, actor & television host

A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

Fiction writing is great; you can make up almost anything.

(1949 – ) Czech socialite, wife of business magnate Donald Trump

But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet.

(1945 – ) football coach

After you’ve mailed your last card, you will receive a card from someone you overlooked.

I do a lot of reading on serial killers – mostly How To books.

(1952 – ) comedian, actress & writer

If at first you don’t succeed, read the manual.

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

(1904 – 1963) American journalist

The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.

(1890 – 1960) journalist, author & dramatist

With the birth of a child you lose two novels.

(1955 – ) Scottish writer

Men are like textbooks: you have to spend a lot of time between the covers to gain a small amount of satisfaction.

Our customer's paperwork is profit. Our own paperwork is loss.

It was a dark and stormy night…

(1803 – 1873) English writer
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