Best Quotes by Jessamyn West (Top 10)

  1. Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
  2. Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
  3. A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
  4. It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
  5. A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
  6. Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
  7. A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing.
  8. I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
  9. If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
  10. People who keep journals have life twice

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