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    Oh you who are born of the blood of the gods, Trojan son of Anchises, easy is the descent to hell; the door of dark Dis stands open day and night. But to retrace your steps and come out to the air above, that is work, that is labor!

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I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took read more

I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.

by Sandra Cisneros Found in: Literary Quotes,
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From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day read more

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

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If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and read more

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.

by Mickey Spillane Found in: Literary Quotes,
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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

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I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be read more

I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.

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A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!

A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!

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It's Tommy this, and Tommy that, and 'chuck 'im out, the brute,' But it's 'Savior of his Country,' When the read more

It's Tommy this, and Tommy that, and 'chuck 'im out, the brute,' But it's 'Savior of his Country,' When the guns begin to shoot!

by Rudyard Kipling Found in: Literary Quotes,
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We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives.

We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives.

by Christopher Lehmann Found in: Literary Quotes,
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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

by David Hume Found in: Literary Quotes,
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