(verb) to drawl

A drawl is a perceived feature of some varieties of spoken English, and generally indicates vowel sounds and/or diphthongs or the triphthongization of the traditional short front vowels; these develop a glide up from their original starting position to and, in some cases, back down to schwa.

“All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery.
Writing is an exhausting struggle.
One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon which one can neither resist nor understand…”

— George Orwell

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”

 George Eliot

“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

— John Wooden

My whole career can be summed up with ‘Ignorance is bliss.’ When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing.”

— Jeff Foxworthy

“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!”

— Edna Ferber

“Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.”
— Jules Renard

“We live under continual threat of two equally fearful, but seemingly opposed destinies: unremitting banality and inconceivable terror. It is fantasy, served out in large rations by the popular arts, which allows most people to cope with these twin specters.”

— Susan Sontag

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