A figure of speech is a shifty thing; it can be twisted or it can be straight.
("Haroun And The Sea Of Stories")
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The process of revision should be constant and endless
Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.
Nothing comes from nothing, Thieflet; no story comes from nowhere; new stories are born from old--it is the new combinations that make them new.
I hate admitting that my enemies have a point.
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