Integrity is the writer refusing to make allowances for the reader; philistinism is the reader refusing to make allowances for the writer.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
Good critics do not have good taste. They have articulate, consistent taste for which the reader can correct.
Only the very cruellest novelists reproduce dialogue accurately.
It’s easy to be prolific — just keep repeating yourself.
Who reviews the papers of the peerless?
Minor masterpiece: What critics call a book they think they might have written themselves with a few more evenings and weekends free.
Read a lot: think some: write a little.
It is difficult to write even ten words without wasting one.
No novel can contain a character more intelligent than its author.
No book has ever been too short.