“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.” — Francis Bacon

“The difference between an amateur writer and a professional is that an amateur will write something and think, “That’s good!” and stop. But a professional writer will think, “I could do that better!” And the only thing that stops a writer from continually rewriting and improving what he’s written is a deadline.” — Carl F. H. Henry

“No one can write decently who is distrustful of the readers’s intelligence, or whose attitude is patronizing.” — E. B. White

“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.” — E.L. Doctorow