Quote – Talk Of Great People

A great thing is a great book, but greater than all is the talk of a great [people].

–Benjamin Disraeli

Quote – There are three classes of authors

There are three classes of authors—those who write without thinking, those who think while writing, and those who think before writing.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Quote – The ultimate rule (in writing)

The ultimate rule (in writing) is: Learn so far as possible to be intelligible and transparent—no notice taken of your style, but solely of what you express by it.

— Thomas Carlyle

Quote – what to put at the beginning

The last thing that we discover in writing a book is to know what to put at the beginning.

— Blaise Pascal

Quote – Good sense And Writing

Good sense is both the first principle and parent-source of good writing. Hor.

— Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace)

Quote – in writing well, you must be able to write readily

In writing readily, it does not follow that you write well; but in writing well, you must be able to write readily.

— Quinclilian

Quote – Read nothing that you do not care to remember

Read nothing that you do not care to remember, and remember nothing you do not mean to use.

— Professor John Stuart Blackie