Five Great Quotations about Good Writing

“For surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.” – Jane Austen

“It’s not about the size of your book, it’s about the substance in it!” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“The real dramatic force of a story depends on the strength of the emotion that has set it going.” – Eudora Welty

“The writing I tend to think of as ‘good’ is good because it’s mysterious.” – Aimee Bender