Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Quotes of the Week

Write by the Rails
She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.
~J.D. Salinger

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
—Robert Frost

The purpose of writing is to make your mother and father drop dead with shame.
—J. P. Donleavy

Happiness is pursuing work that sustains the spirit.
—Walt Disney

Don’t be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts.
—Gene Fowler

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
—Mark Twain

Those who write clearly have readers; those who write obscurely have commentators.
—Albert Camus

A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.
—Susan Sontag

The beginning is always rewritten much more than the rest…
—Susan Minot

It is the function of art to conceal the difficulties of its execution.
—Susan Sontag

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
—Ernest Hemingway

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
—George RR Martin

The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.
—Frank Herbert

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