Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Quotes of the Week

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
—Friedrich Nietzsche

The first time I appeared on stage, I really didn’t know what all the yelling was about. I didn’t realize that my body was moving. It’s a natural thing to me. I asked my manager backstage, ‘What’d I do? What’d I do?’ And he said, ‘Whatever it is, go back and do it again.’
—Elvis

When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.
—Will Rogers

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
—John Muir

When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest. 
—Stephen King

Everything can nourish the writer. The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter...a book, a phrase learned.
—Ana├»s Nin

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
—Ernest Hemingway

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
—Jack London

I'll be writing records until I'm dead, whether people like it or not.
—Alanis Morissette

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
—E. L. Doctorow
 


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Quotes of the Week

I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.
—Sylvia Plath

If your book doesn't keep you up nights writing it, it won't keep anyone up nights reading it.
—James A. Michener

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
—Robert Frost

Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
—Arthur Miller

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

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
—John Steinbeck

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
—Ernest Hemingway

Philosophy for a Happy Life—
Someone to love, something to look forward to,
and something to do
—Elvis Presley