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Quote wall: Colum McCann

On the bulletin board above my desk, I keep a handful of quotes that have taught me something, or that I hope to learn from. Here's one: You have to show up for work. You have to sit in the chair and fight the blankness. ... You have to put in

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Quote wall: Steven Johnson

On the bulletin board above my desk, I keep a handful of quotes that have taught me something, or that I hope to learn from. Here's one: In my experience, the more subtle threat ... comes via the eminently reasonable belief that you’re not ready to start writing, because you

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Quote wall: Jane Smiley

On the bulletin board above my desk, I keep a handful of quotes that have taught me something, or that I hope to learn from. Here's one: Nobody asked you to write that novel. —Jane Smiley, The AtlanticThis one's fudged a bit. It comes from a larger passage, in which

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Quote wall: Barack Obama

On the bulletin board above my desk, I keep a handful of quotes that have taught me something, or that I hope to learn from. Here's one: Better is really good. —Barack Obama, on The Wilderness podcastOur former president was, of course, referring to the slow and difficult improvement of

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Quote wall: Squish

On the bulletin board above my desk, I keep a handful of quotes that have taught me something, or that I hope to learn from. Here's one: You don't have to be famous if you don't want to. It's fun writing books. —Squish, to me, Feb. 15, 2019My daughter asked