Five Great Quotations about Theme

“Often with good sentiments we produce bad literature.” – Andre Gide

“In a good play, everyone is in the right.” – Fredrich Hebbel

“A writer without interest or sympathy for the foibles of his fellow man is not conceivable as a writer.” – Joseph Conrad

“Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it’s about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.” – Mordecai Richler

“The task of a writer consists in being able to make something out of an idea.” – Thomas Mann