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All my life I have been trying to learn to read, to see and hear, and to write.
I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.
Read the dictionary from A to Izzard today. Get a vocabulary. Brush up on your diction. See whether wisdom is just a lot of language.
The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.
I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.
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The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
January 6, 1878
July 22, 1967
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