Carved in stone in a Florida shopping mall one may see the splendidly apt quotation from Euripides, "Judge a tree from it's fruit: not the leaves"... --Eats Shoots & Leaves, Lynn Truss, Gotham Books, 2003

I shall never be old enough to speak without embarrassment when I have nothing to talk about. --Abraham Lincoln

Everywhere I go, I am asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. --Flannery O'Connor

I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. --Mark Twain

Thinking is the activity I love best and writing to me is simply thinking through my fingers. --Isaac Asimov

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. --Benjamin Franklin

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations. --H.L. Mencken, on Shakespeare

Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own jokes. --F.Scott Fitzgerald