„You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.“

Source: A Wrinkle in Time (1962)

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„You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, book The Crack-Up

Notebook E: Epigrams, Wisecracks, and Jokes https://books.google.com/books?id=NIhKY8SpAE4C&q=%22You%20don%27t%20write%20because%20you%20want%20to%20say%20something%3B%20you%20write%20because%20you%27ve%20got%20something%20to%20say.%22&pg=PA123#v=onepage, edited by Edmund Wilson (1945)
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