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Vaclav Havel
The role of the writer is not simply to arrange Being according to his own lights he must also serve as a medium to Being and remain open to its often unfathomable dictates. This is the only way the work can transcend its creator and radiate its meaning.

Richard Hughes
All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people if he's any good.

George Konrad
I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child.

Harvey Cox
All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by.. religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.

Eric A. Burns
It's not enough to create magic. You have to create a price for magic, too. You have to create rules.

Samuel Johnson
Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.

Michel De Montaigne
All the world knows me in my book, and may book in me.

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