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Friday, August 24, 2007

Quotation Progression

Here are some more esteemed thoughts to add to the recent debates underway on this blog:

"An editor should have a pimp for a brother, so he'd have somebody to look up to."
— Gene Fowler
"Editors are extremely fallible people, all of them."
— Maxwell E. Perkins
"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers."
— T.S. Eliot
"Anybody can make an easy deal, but only a true agent can sell a dog."
— Irving Swifty Lazar
"The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read."
— Oscar Wilde
"Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing."
— Sylvia Plath


nn said...

"Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing"

The unpublished (so far) writing that a friend gave me for reading is one of the most precious gifts I've ever received. It carries the scent of a person and of an artist.

Anonymous said...

May said, "It carries the scent of a person and of an artist."

what a beautiful thing to say.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kathryn!
[English is not my native language].