Quotes about writers and writing

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Quotes about writers and writing

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maj 11, 2013, 7:05pm

I found these two quotes noted in the margins of a map that was bound for the recycling bin. They were too good to just throw away.

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
-- T.S. Eliot

Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.
-- W. Somerset Maugham

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maj 11, 2013, 9:26pm

I once greatly irritated my editor by telling him that most writers were failed editors. I meant it as a harmless joke.