If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do
them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style.
The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.
— Dorothy Parker
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
— Audre Lord
Some American writers who have known each other for years have never met in the
daytime or when both were sober.
— James Thurber (ha! or in "real life") ;-D