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Reflections of a working writer and reader




I always have a quotation for everything; it saves original thinking.
Dorothy Sayers

Stay at home in your mind. Don’t recite other people’s opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. Ralph Waldo Emerson



Thomas Wolfe, aged seven, the year after he started school.

“Eliza had allowed his hair to grow long; she wound it around her finger every morning into fat Fauntleroy curls: the agony and humiliation it caused him was horrible, but she was unable or unwilling to understand it, and mouth-pursingly thoughtful and stubborn to all solicitation to cut it.”

from Look Homeward Angel