” But the same thing was true in the army. You slept in a barracks with all kinds of people of every nationality, every trade, every character and quality you can imagine, and that was a good experience. “


” I think that everything you do helps you to write if you’re a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don’t experience either one of those, you’re being deprived of something. “


” When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can’t believe how much it’s a part of your thinking. “


” I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process. “


” If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That’s how to study writing, or Faulkner, or D.H. Lawrence, or John Keats. They can teach you everything you need to know about writing. “


” And I really do think that the difficulty of research makes it more real to you than punching a thing to find out how many men were killed at this particular action. “



All 6 Shelby Foote Quotes about You in picture


But the same thing was true in the army. You slept in a barracks with all kinds of people of every nationality, every trade, every character and quality you can imagine, and that was a good experience.
I think that everything you do helps you to write if you


When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can
I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.
If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That
And I really do think that the difficulty of research makes it more real to you than punching a thing to find out how many men were killed at this particular action.
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