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Truman Capote on Writing

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“I think the only person a writer has an obligation to is himself. If what I write doesn't fulfill something in me, if I don't honestly feel it's the best I can do, then I'm miserable.”

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“It's a very excruciating life facing that blank piece of paper every day and having to reach up somewhere into the clouds and bring something down out of them.”
“It takes a lot of bad writing to get to a little good writing.”
“Never demean yourself by talking back to a critic, never. Write those letters to the editor in your head, but don't put them on paper.”
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