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There are three rules for writing a novel; unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
William Somerset Maugham
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Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.
Joseph Joubert
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Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
Jonathan Swift
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He can who thinks he can, and he can`t who thinks he can`t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
Pablo Picasso
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A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
Jean Cocteau
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Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
Jules Verne
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I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso
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Proper words in proper places make the true definition of a style.
Jonathan Swift
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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
Mark Twain
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Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
Moliere
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Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
George Sand
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I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
Blaise Pascal
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Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don`t start measuring her limbs.
Pablo Picasso
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God created man because he was so disappointed in the monkey.
Mark Twain
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True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.
Heinrich Heine
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A work is perfectly finished only when nothing can be added and nothing taken away.
Joseph Joubert
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A painter is a man who paints what he sells; an artist, on the other hand, is a man who sells what he paints.
Pablo Picasso
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Man - a creature made at the end of the week`s work when God was tired.
Mark Twain
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When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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