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Georges Simenon Quotes: I'm a bit like a sponge. When I'm not writing I absorb life like water. When I write I squeeze the sponge a little - and out comes, not water but ink.
         

I'm a bit like a sponge. When I'm not writing I absorb life like water. When I write I squeeze the sponge a little - and out comes, not water but ink.


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I am at home everywhere, and nowhere. I am never a stranger and I never quite belong.



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For 30 years I have tried to make it understood that there are no criminals.



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Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. I don't think an artist can ever be happy.



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I have always tried to write in a simple way, using down-to-earth and not abstract words.



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This page presents the quote "I'm a bit like a sponge. When I'm not writing I absorb life like water. When I write I squeeze the sponge a little - and out comes, not water but ink.". Author of this quote is Georges Simenon. This quote is about writing, ink, life, water,.