Writing Quotations


It is wise to write on many subjects, to try many themes, that so you may find the right and inspiring one.—Journal, 4 September 1851
By the quality of a man's writing, by the elevation  of its tone, you may measure his self-respect.—Journal, 4 September 1851
My work is writing.—Journal, 18 October 1856
The writer needs the suggestion and correction that a correspondent or companion is.—Journal, 23 August 1858
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live! Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move my thought begin to flow.—Journal, 19 August 1851
Write in the strain that interests you most. Consult not the popular taste.—Journal, 20 December 1851
It is fatal to the writer to be to much possessed by his thought. Things must lie a little remote to be described.—Journal, 11 November 1851
If you would get money as a writer or lecturer, you must be popular, which is to go down perpendicularly.—"Life without Principle"
It is vain to try to write unless you feel strong in the knees.—Journal, 9 August 1841
Though I write every day yet when I say a god thing, it seems as it I wrote but rarely.—Journal, 28 February 1841
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