"People do not deserve to have good writing, they are so pleased with bad."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The problem is neither to write like everyone else nor to write differently. Both are relatively easy. The problem is to write like everyone else and yet to write differently."
--Oscar W. Firkins,
Oscar Firkins: Memoirs and Letters.