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Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!

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Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 - April 16, 1968), Jewish-American novelist, author, and playwright.

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