Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
—Cyrill Connolly

Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.
—Lady Gaga

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
—Agatha Christie

Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.
—Sylvia Plath

Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write.
—Robert Penn Warren

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
—Douglas Adams

I don't believe in writer's block or waiting for inspiration. If you're a writer, you sit down and write.
—Elmore Leonard

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
—Charlie Chaplin

Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
—Lillian Hellman

If you're thinking of an idea in the shower or while you're walking your dog, and if it still sticks the next day there’s probably something to it.
—Lin-Manuel Miranda

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader's.
—Stephen King

The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
—Sylvia Plath

I do not write with ease, nor am I ever please with anything I write. And so I rewrite.
—Margaret Mitchell

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
—Sidney Sheldon

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
—Henry Ward Beecher

Writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait two years to know whether or not it was funny.
—Alain de Botton

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

One day I will find the right words and they will be simple.
—Jack Kerouac

Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
—M.F.K. Fisher

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
—Pablo Picasso

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
—Stephen Fry