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Write for yourself, not for a perceived audience. If you do, you'll mostly fall flat on your face, because it's impossible to judge what people want. And you have to read. That's how you learn what is good writing and what is bad. Then the main thing is application. It's hard work.


Wilbur Smith

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There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.
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The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn.
ALEXANDER SMITH
You can't change the world; you can't fix the whole environment. But you can recycle. You ca...
PATTI SMITH
I'm a student of patterns. At heart, I'm a physicist. I look at everything in my life as try...
WILL SMITH
I don't necessarily believe in organized religion.
WILL SMITH
When you create art, the world has to wait.
WILL SMITH
I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it.
WILL SMITH
In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y'all just didn't know yet.
WILL SMITH
You can cry, ain't no shame in it.
WILL SMITH
I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like ...
WILL SMITH
The first step is you have to say that you can.
WILL SMITH
There is a kind of desperate need for somebody to tell everyone what to do, which I find really pecu...
ZADIE SMITH
Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand - but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong s...
ZADIE SMITH
A man who envies our family is a man who needs help.
YEARDLEY SMITH
You can't create a monster, then whine when it stomps on a few buildings.
YEARDLEY SMITH
Whether people like it or not, you have to say the Old Firm are a major part of Scottish football. I...
WALTER SMITH
When think about the Frank Oceans of the world, it's not like we don't have gay men within t...
TASHA SMITH
There was a time when I just felt like a superwoman. I was like, 'I got Jesus! I ain't afrai...
TASHA SMITH
I used to love going to the garden centre as a kid. It made me feel relaxed.
SAM SMITH
I've listened to female vocalists my whole life. That's what I love. I still listen to guys&...
SAM SMITH
Talking about my deepest and darkest secrets to the world makes me feel better. It's cathartic.
SAM SMITH
I went to bed last night dreaming of tuna melts. I love food.
SAM SMITH
It's my job to have ups and downs because it makes good music.
SAM SMITH
When I write sad songs, I feel like I'm sewing up a scar in me, and the outcome always feels so ...
SAM SMITH
I'm a melancholy person. It's how I'm always going to be.
SAM SMITH
My plan is just to love harder than I've ever loved before, hide nothing, and embrace that I'...
SAM SMITH
We hope there is a sense of purpose in everything.
OZZIE SMITH
I do love comedy, and when it's a comedy moment and you can make people laugh, of course it is w...
MAGGIE SMITH
I've been playing old parts forever. I play 93 quite often. When you've done it more than on...
MAGGIE SMITH
There is a kind of invisible thread between the actor and the audience, and when it's there it&#...
MAGGIE SMITH
I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and the...
MAGGIE SMITH
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It...
LARRY SMITH
It is rather exciting to write by moonlight.
DODIE SMITH
She had become accustomed to being lonely. She was used to walking alone and to being considered 'di...
BETTY SMITH
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the th...
WILL SMITH
I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised.
DEAN SMITH
The sea complains upon a thousand shores.
ALEXANDER SMITH
What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?
SYDNEY SMITH
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
ALEXANDER SMITH
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the sa...
ADAM SMITH
You don't just stumble into the future. You create your own future.
ROGER SMITH
Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious...
SYDNEY SMITH
Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in.
SYDNEY SMITH
When you walk on a court, clear your mind of everything unrelated to the goal of playing the match a...
STAN SMITH
The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition is so powerful that it is alone, ...
ADAM SMITH
Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent...
Be what Nature ...
SYDNEY SMITH
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversatio...
ADAM SMITH
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned...
SYDNEY SMITH
Sweet April's tears, Dead on the hem of May.
ALEXANDER SMITH