Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

Novels begin not on the page, but in meditation and daydreaming—in thinking, not writing.

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

About no subject are poets tempted to lie so much as about their own lives.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, “Listen to me”.

Don't take rest after your first victory.. Because if you fail in second,more lips are waiting to say that Your first victory was just luck .. By: Dr.A.P.J ABDUL KALAM

The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

Never tell a story because it is true: tell it because it is a good story.

Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time.

To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

I don’t think of literature as an end in itself. It’s just a way of communicating something.

Writing a novel is like heading out over the open sea in a small boat. It helps if you have a plan and a course laid out.

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Writing is like sex; you don’t have to wait until you’re an expert to begin doing it.

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.

All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.

A real book is not one that’s read, but one that reads us.

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