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“He was nothing but a brain picker like the rest of them, and where would the lousy publishers be if it weren't for writers like himself?”
“... in spite of what the child has been told he knows that a room in the dark is not the same as one seen earlier in bright daylight.”
“Writing is not hard work, it is simply an obsession ...”
“... she brought back gossip like a bird adding string and twigs to a growing nest.”
“One remembers different persons differently, some by the impact they have made on our emotions, and others by the impression they leave in our minds.”
“The short story ... is the most democratic of all the arts; anyone may tell a story, and if it is an absorbing one someone will listen.”
“A mere chronicle of observed events will produce only journalism; combined with a sensitive memory, it can produce art.”
Hallie Burnett, U.S. writer, editor
(1908 - 1991)
Full name: Hallie Southgate Burnett.