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Henry David Thoreau

Quote of Henry David Thoreau - Nothing goes by luck in composition....


Biography - Henry David Thoreau:

American essayist, poet and philosopher.
Born: 1817 - Died: 1862
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.




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Quotes for: writing


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Quotes for: writing


Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.





Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.





A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.





It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.





For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.





I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.











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Henry David Thoreau also said...


It is never too late to give up our prejudices.





Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.





It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.





It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.





The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.





Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.












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