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   A Winnowing of Quotes (from dictionary.com, except for one) that advise about the act of writing (which I’ve recently been immersed in) and life in general¹.

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   “A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.”

–Thomas Carlyle

   “Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”

–Gloria Steinem

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For the final four of this half dozen, use the DOOR.

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   “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

–Somerset Maugham

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   “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

–Dale Carnegie

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   “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”

–T. S. Eliot

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   “A significant prelude to entering a hidden room is encountering an odor from under the door.”

–Dr. Ads

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   ¹ I’m not a big fan of wall mottoes or “unbeatable” aphorisms, but  after sorting through several lists presented on dictionary.com, (5/2/19) we found 5 of the 6 here to be worth a quick peek. If you find one that strikes a chord, it’s worth your dozen seconds for a Monday morning. (And yes, we squeezed in the expected footnote.) Dictionary.com is, often, a fun free diversion.