Samuel Johnson on the attributes of good, original writing?

Your manuscript is both good and original. But the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

attributed to Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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Samuel Johnson on the attributes of good, original writing?

Your manuscript is both good and original. But the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

attributed to Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Benjamin Disraeli on the serious threat that books and printing pose to society …

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

Wise words from Epictetus

To be a writer, write.

Epictetus, AD 55 – AD 135