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"A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool." --Joseph Roux, 1886

"Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death - fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant." --Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic, 1963

"A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than for other people." - Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades, 1947

Writing only happens when you do it, so plant your butt in a chair and get busy. After you create a million or so words, you will have established yourself as a serviceable writer. And by the time you've written those million words, you will have forgotten that the condition of writer's block exists.