[Ads-l] "Write Drunk, Edit Sober"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 9 10:12:33 EDT 2018


I was focusing on the word "edit" rather than "revise."  Thanks, Stephen, the best thing a quotation researcher can hear is that a quote has been written up by Quote Investigator !


Fred Shapiro


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Garson has a post on "Write Drunk, Revise Sober"

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Stephen

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I am interested in tracing back the origins of the quotation "Write drunk; edit sober," usually attributed to Hemingway.  The earliest I find it in some quick searching is 2007.  Any pointers to earlier usage would be welcome.


Fred Shapiro

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