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Hallie Burnett

  • 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.