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“…a writer has the duty to be good, not lousy…” E.B. White QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

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A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter. I feel no obligation to deal with politics. I do feel a responsibility to society because of going into print: a writer has the duty to be good, not lousy; true, not false; lively, not dull; accurate, not full of error. He should tend to lift people up, not lower them down. Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.
E.B. White

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4 comments on ““…a writer has the duty to be good, not lousy…” E.B. White QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. glenavailable
    September 25, 2016

    “Truth be spoken. This is the business,” I suggest out loud.

    • bridget whelan
      September 25, 2016

      Yep, the man who wrote Charlotte’s Web knew what he was doing….

  2. Mira Prabhu
    September 25, 2016

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    I can’t imagine taking the time and effort to write a novel, for instance, and not being utterly besotted by the subject…my own novels take years to complete – and go through multiple revisions until I am content to share them with the world…20 years in the case of my first novel, Whip of the Wild God!!! Like E.B. White, I too do not care for politics, and only got involved marginally because I hate to see what is going on in the USA today…a country that gave me so much and which I grew to love…I also seek to inspire those on the inner path through my work…which is why I focus solely on Spiritual/Metaphysical Fiction…thank you for sharing this post, Bridget Whelan!

    • bridget whelan
      September 25, 2016

      Glad you like it Mira. I think Graham Greene said something similar about the author being allowed his subject. Seamus Heaney received a lot of criticism over the years for not dealing directly with the political violence of Northern Ireland…

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