Great quotes on writing

"People all over the world use words; the writer comes along and has to use these most-in-use objects, put together a few nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives ... and pull them together and make them bounce, throw them against the wall and make people say, 'I never thought of it that way.' "

—Maya Angelou

"Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."

—Mark Twain

"When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing."

—Enrique Jardiel Poncela