If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
Hellman, Lillian quotes
- Lillian Gish – happy life "A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning." ~Lillian Gish
- "Writers must fortify themselves with pride and… "Writers must fortify themselves with pride and egotism as best they can. The process is analogous to using sandbags and loose timbers to protect a house against flood. Writers are vulnerable creatures like anyone else. For what do they have in reality? Not sandbags, not timbers. Just a flimsy reputation and a name." - Brian Aldiss
- Darwin Cañete Quotes "A lawyer boasting about the ability to debate is like a sprinter boasting he could walk." ~Darwin Cañete"The best trial lawyers I ever saw were not debaters. They were readers. They were questioners. They were writers. They did not rely on tricks of language but on depth of knowledge on the issues they were litigating." ~Darwin Cañete?????? ????? ??????THANK YOU ?????? ????? ??????
- Chaim Potok – listen to silence “I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” ~from THE CHOSEN by Chaim Potok