Authors Show Creativity by Quoting Other Authors

One of my peeps on Facebook gave me a quote from a now-deceased science fiction author you’ve probably heard of once or twice. It’s already a pretty obviously self-effacing bon mot, but I’ve decided to deconstruct it even more:

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“Now I will tell you it’s dirty and disgusting to write. In five minutes I will expect you to act as though you refuse to believe it.” –Mr. Important Author 

Kill your heroes, folks.