Mature Poets Steal

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.

Goodreads.com. (2019). T.S. Eliot Quotes (Author of The Waste Land and Other Poems). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/18540.T_S_Eliot [Accessed 26 Sep. 2019].
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Risk Going Too Far

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Goodreads.com. (2019). T.S. Eliot Quotes (Author of The Waste Land and Other Poems). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/18540.T_S_Eliot [Accessed 26 Sep. 2019].

The Aim Of Every Writer Is To Arrest Motion

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again.stranger looks at it, it moves again.

Goodreads.com. (2019). William Faulkner Quotes (Author of The Sound and the Fury). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3535.William_Faulkner [Accessed 25 Sep. 2019].

Read, Read, Read

Read, read, read. Read everything— trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.

Goodreads.com. (2019). William Faulkner Quotes (Author of The Sound and the Fury). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3535.William_Faulkner [Accessed 25 Sep. 2019].

Always Dream And Shoot Higher Than You Know You Can

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

Goodreads.com. (2019). William Faulkner Quotes (Author of The Sound and the Fury). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3535.William_Faulkner [Accessed 25 Sep. 2019].