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1Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.Edgar Bergen, (Charlie McCarthy)US comedian & ventriloquist (1903 - 1978)
2What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?Irv Kupcinet
3Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.Elbert HubbardUS author (1856 - 1915)
4First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.Robert Cecil Day Lewis
5Because women live creatively, they rarely experience the need to depict or write about that which to them is a primary experience and which men know only at a second remove. Women create naturally, men create artificially.Ashley Montagu
6Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sidereal. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him. For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.Philipus Aureolus ParacelsusGerman (Swiss-born) alchemist & physician (1493 - 1541)
7Creative power, is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic and as yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form.Thomas Troward
8It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.Joseph AddisonEnglish essayist, poet, & politician (1672 - 1719)
9A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.Jim Bishop
10If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.Dale Carnegie