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Catherine Drinker Bowen Quotes

(1897-1973), American Author

In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.

Category: Biography

The professors laugh at themselves, they laugh at life; they long ago abjured the bitch-goddess Success, and the best of them will fight for his scholastic ideals with a courage and persistence that would shame a soldier. The professor is not afraid of words like truth; in fact he is not afraid of words at all.

Category: Scholars And Scholarship

Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.

Category: Self-knowledge

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.

Category: Writers And Writing

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.

Category: Writers And Writing