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Catherine Drinker Bowen
(1897-1973) born on
Jan 01
US writer. She wrote the best-selling "John Adams and the American Revolution," 1950.
         
   
F
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.

R
Chamber music -- a conversation between friends.
A
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
N
Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them.
K
Great artists treasure their time with a bitter and snarling miserliness.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In the "Atlantic," Dec 57.
R: In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.
A: "Adventures of a Biographer," ch. 11 1946.
N: "Atlantic," Dec 1957.
K: From an Internet collection of quotations.
   


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