Five Great Quotations about Theme

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” – Herman Melville

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.” – Matthew Arnold

“No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.” – Henry Adams

“To have something to say is a question of sleepless nights and worry and endless ratiocination of a subject – of endless trying to dig out of the essential truth, the essential justice.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald