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Nothing Stinks Like a Pile of Unpublished Writing!
The Writing Life

These are some quotes about the writing life that I am adding to my websites (inspirational quotes and retirement jobs.

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.

Sylvia Plath

Nice guys can't write.

Knox Burger (Literary Agent)

Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy.

H. L. Mencken

Writing is a profession in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.

Jules Renard

Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs around them.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.

Leo Tolstoy

I hate books, for they only teach people to talk about what they don't understand.

Jean-Jacques Rosseau


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Alas, my office stinketh mightily. :(

On the other hand, I'm finding some forgotten gems in the pile, that with, perhaps, a little polishing, regurgitation, and luck, might find their destiny.

Hope springs eternal. :)