I don't want anyone reading my writing to think about style. I just want them to be in the story.
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Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude.
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
Old men are like that, you know. It makes them feel important to think they're in love with somebody.
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Edgar Watson Howe
The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
John C. Calhoun