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Letter "W" » well-written
«Whether or not you write well, write bravely»
«And so I began to do my silly women. These characters, these bird-witted ladies whom I have characterized so often . . . derive from my part in The Vinegar Tree. I am neatly typed . . . possibly irrevocably typed, although I sincerely hope not, for I should like better parts, for those are the roles that I was trained in -- the gay but intelligent, well-written, funny but believable roles. . . . But if people will laugh at my work and keep a sound roof over my head, who am I to complain?»
«A poor idea well written is more likely to be accepted than a good idea poorly written»
«If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet. A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses, no matter how well written. Its failure to do so results in its sinking to that level of locution at which society falls easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant. This is society's own equivalent of oblivion.»
«There is an enormous redundancy in every well-written book. With a well-written book I only read the right-hand page and allow my mind to work on the left-hand page. With a poorly written book I read every word.»
Author: Marshall McLuhan
, Social Reformer
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«How simple the writing of literature would be if it were only necessary to write in another way what has been well written. It is because we have had such great writers in the past that a writer is driven far out past where he can go, out to where no one can help him.»
«The screenplay was the first thing that attracted me [to the film], I just thought it was such a well written story. It had a lot of twists and turns that I didn't expect. I was really impressed with it.»
«There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.»
Author: Oscar Wilde
, Best Book
, There is no
«A well-written Life is almost as rare as a well-spent one»