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"The pen is mightier than the sword." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Richelieu (1839), Act ii, Scene ii From a play about Cardinal Richelieu, the scene continues, "The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword — States can be saved without it!" Here the author shows us that violence is not necessary for radical govermental change. Add Category or Author

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Nora Roberts

"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice." Nora Roberts
As quoted in Rainbow Bridge Farm (2003) pg. 127 Add Category or Author

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Blaise Pascal

"I made this letter very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter." Blaise Pascal
Provincial Letters: Letter XVI (1656) Written by Pascal in a letter to "the Reverend Fathers, the Jesuits," about a number of pressing Catholic church matters that were relevant at the time. He identified with a movement called Jansenism that frequently disagreed with the Jesuits. Add Category or Author

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Henry David Thoreau

"Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience." Henry David Thoreau
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"She was a very funny writer but also a very thoughtful one. She made writers think and she made readers think. She was constantly playing on the difference between God and the writer." David Lodge
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Dr. Seuss

"Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive.... Virtually every page is a cliffhanger--you've got to force them to turn it." Dr. Seuss
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"The last motive in the world for acquiring vocabulary should be to impress. Words should be acquired because we urgently need them -- to convey, to reach, to express something within us, and to understand others." Vanna Bonta
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"I read a lot. And both of my parents, I think, would have wanted to be writers. It's funny how one ends up doing the things that-that parents-perhaps, the dreams that parents couldn't fulfill. I know that my mother would have been beyond herself to have had a story published in The New Yorker." Alma Guillermoprieto
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Granth Sahib

"Burn the pen, and burn the ink; burn the paper as well. Burn the writer who writes in the love of duality." Granth Sahib
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