Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Quotes of the Week

Have something to say and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret to style.
—Matthew Arnold

We work in the dark—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
 —Henry James

Write. Write every day, even if it is only a page or two. The more you write, the better you’ll get.
 —George R.R. Martin

One should be able to return to the first sentence of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.
—Gloria Naylor

I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied ...
—Ernest Hemingway

Editors are extremely fallible people. Don't put much trust in them.
—Maxwell Perkins

Characters make their own plot. The dimensions of the characters determine the action of the novel.
—Harper Lee

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