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As for style of writing, if one has anything to say, it drops from him simply and directly, as a stone falls to the ground.
      - Henry David Thoreau

A sentence should read as if its author, had he held a plough instead of a pen, could have drawn a furrow deep and straight to the end.
      - Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord
         (Sunday)

To be accurate, write; to remember, write; to know thine own mind, write.
  And a written prayer is a prayer of faith, special, sure, and to be answered.
      - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.
      - John Updike

We must write as Homer wrote, not what he wrote.
      - Theophile de Viau (c/k/a Theophile}

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
      - Gore Vidal

Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
      - George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

My last page is always latent in my first; but the intervening windings of the way become clear only as I write.
      - Edith Newbold Wharton (nee Jones),
        A Backward Glance

I write to understand as much as to be understood.
      - Elie Wiesel

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
      - Frank Lloyd Wright


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