Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll bsorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.
One superlatively important effect of wide reading is the enlargement of vocabulary which always accompanies it.
One cannot be too careful in the selection of adjectives for descriptions. Words or compounds which describe precisely, and which convey exactly the right suggestions to the mind of the reader, are essential.
Once she knows how to read there’s only one thing you can teach her to believe in—and that is herself.
Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.
Make a lot of walks to get healthy and don’t read that much but save yourself some until you’re grown up.
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
If you wou’d not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading,
Or do things worth the writing.