Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Quotes of the Week

A film is never really any good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
—Orson Welles

The historian records, but the novelist creates.
—E. M. Forster

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
—George Bernard Shaw

To find joy in work is to find the fountain of youth.
—Pearl S. Buck

There are many rules of good writing, but the best way to find them is to be a good reader.
—Stephen Ambrose

You can fix anything but a blank page.
—Nora Roberts

The notion of talent is quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application... will, will, will, desire, desire, desire.
—Gordon Lish

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
—Leonard Cohen

I have a superstition that if I talk about a plot, it’s like letting sand out of a hole in the bottom of a bag.
—Shirley Hazzard

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