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Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (/ˈɔːlkət, –kɒt/; November 29, 1832? March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet…

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Failure

China Miéville quote : I think there’s something …

I think there’s something quite interesting about the almost tragic quality of a lot of overwrought prose, because it has…

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Beauty

Lafcadio Hearn quote : But every great scripture …

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have…

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Good

George Orwell quote : It is also true …

It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality. Good…

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Beauty

James Fenton quote : Writing for the page …

Writing for the page is only one form of writing for the eye. Wherever solemn inscriptions are put up in…

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Failure

John Drinkwater quote : So it is in …

So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of…

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Dreams

Judy Collins quote : I don’t dream songs …

I don’t dream songs. I’m more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into…

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Change

Ben Okri quote : I was born left-handed …

I was born left-handed, but I was made to use my other hand. When I was writing ‘Famished Road,’ which…

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Best

Virginia Woolf quote : Yet it is true …

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry. Virginia Woolf

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Beauty

John Cheever quote : For me a page …

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has…

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