Poet, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal

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"Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil — but there is no way around them." Isaac Asimov

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Benjamin Franklin

"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it." Truman Capote

"There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing -- to find honest men
to publish it — and to get sensible men to read it." Charles Caleb Colton

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise
in the reader." Robert Frost

"Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be
acquired by art." Thomas Hardy

"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is
the writer's radar and all great writers have had it." Ernest Hemingway

"You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time;
and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers." Horace

"The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half
a library to make a book." Samuel Johnson

"Next to doing things that deserve to be written, nothing gets a man more credit, or gives him
more pleasure than to write things that deserve to be read." Lord Chesterfield

"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to." Somerset Maugham

"And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them
to shapes, and gives to airy nothings a local habitation and a name." William Shakespeare

"The road to ignorance is paved with good editors." George Bernard Shaw

"A poet can survive everything but a misprint." Oscar Wilde

(The above quotes are in the public domain)

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