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'As for me, this is my story: I worked and was tortured. You know what it means to compose? No, thank God, you do not! I believe you have never written to order, by the yard, and have never experienced that hellish torture' New
Fyodor Dostoevsky  Read more

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Even more writers quotes

'As regards plot I find real life no help at all.  Real life seems to have no plots. And as I think a plot desirable and almost necessary, I have this extra grudge against life.'
Ivy Compton-Burnett

'If a publisher declines your manuscript, remember it is merely the decision of one fallible human being, and try another.'
Sir Stanley Unwin  Read more

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More Writers' quotes

The novel is likely, if the best literary brains cannot be induced to return to it, to survive in some perfunctory, despised and hopelessly degenerate form, like modern tombstones, or the Punch and Judy show.’ 
George Orwell in 1936  Read more

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