„When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.“

—  Samuel Butler (1835-1902), Writing for a Hundred Years Hence

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„There is a sort of man who pays no attention to his good actions, but is tormented by his bad ones. This is the type that most often writes about himself.“

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„Do not doubt him who tells you he is afraid, but be afraid of him who tells you he has no doubts.“

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„He's not really a difficult interview. You just have to catch the essence and rhythm of what he's saying. I'd ask him how baseball has changed over the past 25 years and he'd start telling me about his life as a dental student in Kansas City.“

—  Arnold Hano American writer 1922
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