Each one writes history according to his convenience.
The moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.Edward Fitzgerald
The Moving Finger writes; and having writ, Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.omar khayyám
This is a nature-boy movie, a kid's daydream of being an Indian. When Dunbar has become a Sioux named Dances with Wolves, he writes in his journal that he knows for the first time who he really is. Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head.Pauline Kael
[She] has several skins fewer than any other human being?a kind of psychological haemophilia, which is one reason why she writes so well, and why she is so vulnerable.Charles Curran
Don't write anything down, but save everything that anyone else writes down.Maureen Dowd
Every word she writes is a lie, including and and the.lillian hellman
God writes a lot of comedy, Donna; the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.garrison keillor
I've always spent a lot of time on my records with what I think were unique rhythmic approaches ... but no one ever writes about your rhythm playingjoe satriani
She writes well and concisely, and this has tended to obscure the psychological superficiality and sheer petty malice of her content.muriel spark
The writer does not get from his work as he writes and reads it the same aesthetic shock that the reader does; and since the writer is so accustomed to reading other stories, and having them produce a decided effect upon him, he is disquieted at not being equally affected by his own.Randall Jarrell
The characteristic poetic strategy of our time refine your singularities is something Auden has not learned; so his best poems are very peculiarly good, nearly the most interesting poems of our time. When he writes badly, we can afford to be angry at him, and he can afford to laugh at us.Randall Jarrell
Malraux writes in a language in which there is no way to say "perhaps" or "I don't know," so that after a while we grow accustomed to saying it for him.Randall Jarrell
Poetry is creative expression; Prose is constructive expression. … by creative I mean original. In Poetry the words are born or reborn in the act of thinking. … There is no time interval between the words and the thought when a real poet writes, both of them happen together, and both the thought and the word are Poetry.herbert read
The less a writer discusses his work and himself the better. The master chef slaughters no chickens in the dining room; the doctor writes prescriptions in Latin; the magician hides his hinges, mirrors, and trapdoors with the utmost care.jack vance
A woman seldom writes her Mind, but in her Postscript.richard steele
We doubt whether a man ever brings his faculties to bear with their whole force on a subject, until he writes upon it.
The Prince has no head for such things; he writes too many manifestoes for a man of action.
Jack writes severe lampoons on me, 'tis said But he writes nothing, who is never read.
Some write, confin'd by physic; some, by debt; Some, for 'tis Sunday; some, because 'tis wet; Another writes because his father writ, And proves himself a bastard by his wit.Edward Young
The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
What God is he, writes laws of peace, & clothes him in a tempest What pitying Angel lusts for tears, and fans himself with sighs What crawling villain preaches abstinence & wraps himself In fat of lambs? no more I follow, no more obedience pay!
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