A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. -Richard Bach
- Richard Whately "A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune." Richard Whately quotes
- "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get… "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work." - Thomas J. Watson Sr.
- Richard Wright – starvation "Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." ~Richard Wright
- "Every writer should inevitably acknowledge the… "Every writer should inevitably acknowledge the fact their book sales will never match those of the bible" - Daniel Robert O'Neill