Also, in quotations, alternating marks indicate nesting. Certainly I use double quotes for speech and single quotes to indicate irony. While I've seen people make this distinction in informal writing, I've never encountered a style guide that recommended this. The quoted material has been removed from the Wikipedia article.
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All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. A poet can survive everything but a misprint. Actions are the first tragedy in life, words are the second.
Words are perhaps the worst. In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody. I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma.
In the afternoon I put it back again. With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
It is the critical spirit that creates. A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.Writing quotes for booklovers and no others. The best quotes about reading and writing by famous and not-so-famous authors.
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Quotable Quotes on Writers and Writing. These quotes come from a variety of sources, and due to my laxness, I haven't bothered to document their origins (nor am I likely to start now).
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72 of the Best Quotes About Writing. By: Zachary Petit | June 22, A good writing quote can give me goosebumps. “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”.