Here are a few of my favourites:
Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
Easy reading is damned hard writing.
Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish.
Only ambitious nonentities and hearty mediocrities exhibit their rough drafts. It's like passing around samples of sputum.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
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