Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Quotes of the Week

The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.
—Vladimir Nabokov

We don’t know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.
—John Cleese

Creativity — like human life itself — begins in darkness.
—Julia Cameron

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.
—Charles Bukowski

Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.
—Henry David Thoreau

Boys think girls are like books, if the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.
—Marilyn Monroe

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
—Thomas Jefferson

Ah, good taste, what a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
—Pablo Picasso

You let the story cool off and then, instead of rewriting it, you relive it.
—Ray Bradbury

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Not all those who wonder are lost.
—J.R.R. Tolkien

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
—George Orwell

Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.
—Bob Dylan

Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly, sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
—Ernest Hemingway

Writing is not about the voices in your head, but the voices that make the great leap to the page.
—J.H. Glaze

Write like it matters, and it will.
—Libba Bray

You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
—Robin Williams

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
—Stephen King