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Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly


Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it. - Russell Wayne Baker


People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. - Adam Smith


How dreary, to be, somebody! How public, like a frog, to tell your name, the livelong June, to an admiring bog! - Emily Dickinson


Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning. - Lewis Thomas


Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men. - Sir Francis Bacon


Many words and expressions which only a matter of decades ago were considered so distastefully explicit that, were they merely to be breathed in public, the perpetrator would be shunned, barred from polite society, and in extreme cases shot through the lungs, are now thought to be very healthy and proper, and their use in everyday speech and writing is evidence of a well-adjusted, relaxed and totally unscrewed-up personality. - Douglas Adams


With society and its public, there is no longer any other language than that of bombs, barricades, and all that follows. - Antonin Artaud