Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Quotes of the Week

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
—Orson Welles

No one who loves life can ignore literature, and no one who loves literature can ignore life.
—Laura Esquivel

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
—Charles Dickens

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

I have rewritten, often several times, every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.
—Vladimir Nabokov

A writer is a world trapped in a person.
—Victor Hugo

Those who never make mistakes lose a great many chances to learn something.
—Mary Pickford

If you can amuse yourself for the length of time it takes to write a book, publishers and readers can and will come later.
—Patricia Highsmith

Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
—Barbara Kingsolver


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Boys think girls are like books, if the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.
—Marilyn Monroe

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
—Joyce Carol Oates

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
—Joyce Carol Oates

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

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
—Allen Ginsberg

It doesn't have to be the truth, just your vision of it, written down.
—Virginia Woolf

Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.
—Isabell Allende

The best stories don’t come from good vs. bad but from good vs. good.
—Leo Tolstoy