"I wish you would make up your mind, Mr. Dickens. Was it the best of times or was it the worst of times? It could scarcely have been both."
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"I just don't think a giant flaming blob of alien ectoplasm would say that."
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"It's plotted out. I just have to write it."
"Catherine's gift to us tonight is her poetry."
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"What if my inner demons want to write about bunnies?"
"I keep my core beliefs written on my palm for easy reference."
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"Mr. Kellwood is looking for someone to assist him in recasting his journals into a form suitable for wider audience. The tone should be urbane, warm, and scholarly—somewhat in the manner of Lewis Thomas, but, of course, about plywood."
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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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"I love your novel, and I feel that it would make excellent nesting material."
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How To Deal With The Upcoming Recession, Inflation, Depression, Ice Age, Greenhouse Effect, Energy Crunch, Population Explosion, and Complete End of the World in the Year 2000.
Hamlet: An Early Draft
"We do not usually acknowledge unsolicited manuscripts, but we want you to know that we tore yours into tiny pieces. Yours sincerely, The Op-Ed Page."
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"He has some ﬁnal words he wants to say, Nurse. Send in his speechwriters."
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"Wait a minute. Where am I going? I'm a writer."
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"Frankly, it sucks. On the other hand, there's nothing in it to offend China."
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"He looks very promising—but let's see how he does on the written test."
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"My novel is not a doorstop!"
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"'A writer?' she gasped, her perky breasts heaving. 'God I love writers!'"
"Could you read the part where Stephen envisions life outside Dublin again?"
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Diary Of A Cat: Slept. Ate some food. Yum.
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"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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Suggested Delivery Methods During U.P.S. Strike.
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"O.K., who else is writing a book?"
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"Mow lawn, take out garbage, water plants, weed garden."
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"Winter must be coming. The people in my novel are starting to wear mittens."
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