"You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think."
"This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force."
"A professor, writing on a grad student’s paper: You have reinvented the sled. Asked to clarify, the prof said: It’s much like reinventing the wheel, but less useful."
"From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend on reading it."
An aspiring writer sent samples of his work to Somerset Maugham and asked at the end of his letter: " Do you think I should put more fire into my stories?"
Maugham wrote back: "No. Vice-versa."
Brick Wall (future hero)
Omnipotent (AKA Potent)
Sizzle (AKA Flammadea)