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Understanding Is The Goal – Quotes to Inspire Writers

quotestinyIt is not enough to write so that you can be understood;
you must write so clearly that you cannot be misunderstood.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Submitted by Mark Keating

Thanks Mark – Emerson is a real favorite of mine!


Do you have a favorite quote about writing or something close? Post it in comments and I’ll probably use it.

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  • How about: “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
    **Jack London
    .-= jorgekafkazar´s last blog ..Tenirax, Ch V =-.

  • That’s a good one, Anne! How about this?

    “I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.”
    — James Michener

    (Frankly, the quote is a bit ironic and probably truer than we know, since I’ve heard Michener used interns to write most of his books. :))
    .-= Debbi´s last blog ..Quotation for the Week of October 25 =-.

    • Anne

      Yes, I like that one for sure.

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