Sunday, April 20, 2014
Quotes of the Week
- Mark Twain
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill
Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
- Henry David Thoreau
If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive day work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer.
- David Brin
My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
- Anton Chekhov
I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs
First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
- Ray Bradbury
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
- Douglas Adams
Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.
- Ayn Rand