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"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."

- Les Brown  

"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die."

- Isaac Asimov

"Ability is nothing without opportunity."

- Napoleon Bonaparte

"You can't try to do things; you simply must do them."

- Ray Bradbury

"Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor."

- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

"The novelist must be his own most harsh critic and also his own most loving admirer and about both he must say nothing."  

- Angus Wilson 

"Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic."

- Jean Sibelius 

"Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none."

- Jules Renard  

"Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger."

- Franklin Jones  

"Many modern novels have a beginning, a muddle and an end."

- Philip Larkin  

"Don't be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts."  

- Gene Fowler  

"The virtue of books is to be readable."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself."  

- J.K. Rowling

"If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor."

- Edgar Rice Burroughs

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” 

― Dr. Seuss

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” 

― Albert Einstein

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” 

― George Bernard Shaw

“If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there”  

― George Harrison

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” 

― Anne Frank

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