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“I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, ‘Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.’
So finally I would write one true sentence, and then go on from there. It was easy then because there was always one true sentence that I knew or had seen or had heard someone say.
The writer’s job is to tell the truth.”
– ERNEST HEMINGWAY
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
– CHARLES BAUDELAIRE
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
– ANTON CHEKHOV
“Lock up your libraries if you like,
but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt
that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
– VIRGINIA WOOLF, A Room of One’s Own