Prison Sentence

Famous quotes containing the words prison and/or sentence:

    If I were asked to chose between execution and life in prison I would, of course, chose the latter. It’s better to live somehow than not at all.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Every writer is necessarily a critic—that is, each sentence is a skeleton accompanied by enormous activity of rejection; and each selection is governed by general principles concerning truth, force, beauty, and so on.... The critic that is in every fabulist is like the iceberg—nine-tenths of him is under water.
    Thornton Wilder (1897–1975)