Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.
— Patricia Fuller

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
— Anton Chekhov

The letter I have written today is longer than usual because I lacked the time to make it shorter.
— Blaise Pascal

We write to taste life twice.
— Anais Nin

The most important lesson in the writing trade is that any manuscript is improved if you cut away the fat.
— Robert Heinlein

A book is not made of what is in it, but of what is left out of it.
— Mark Twain

Clarity trumps brevity.
— Howard E. Daniel

Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
— Cicero
 
A Book is a Dream You Hold in your hands.
— Neil Gaiman