"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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