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Mar 30, 2008

Nothing Stinks Quite Like a Studio of Unsellable Paintings!

These are some quotes about the writing life that I am adding to my websites (inspirational quotes and retirement jobs ).

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing [and nothing stinks quite like a studio of unsellable paintings].
— Sylvia Plath

Nice guys can't write.
— Knox Burger (Literary Agent)

Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy.
— H. L. Mencken

Writing is a profession in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
— Jules Renard

Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs around them.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
— Leo Tolstoy

I hate books, for they only teach people to talk about what they don't understand.
— Jean-Jacques Rosseau

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