Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Quotes of the Week
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music. The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
The notion of talent is quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application... will, will, will, desire, desire, desire.
Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time.
Writers write while dreamers procrastinate.
The only thing worth writing about is the conflict in the human heart.
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.
Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.