Betsy Lerner Quotes About Words

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"But I also believe there is enormous value in the piece of writing that goes no further than the one person for whom it was intended, that no combination of written words is more eloquent than those exchanged in letters between lovers or friends, or along the pale blue lines of private diaries, where people take communion with themselves." ~ Betsy Lerner
"When an editor works with an author, she cannot help seeing into the medicine cabinet of his soul. All the terrible emotions, the desire for vindications, the paranoia, and the projection are bottled in there, along with all the excesses of envy, desire for revenge, all the hypochondriacal responses, rituals, defenses, and the twin obsessions with sex and money. It other words, the stuff of great books." ~ Betsy Lerner
"...but every person who does serious time with a keyboard is attempting to translate his version of the world into words so that he might be understood." ~ Betsy Lerner
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Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth."
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