Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Quotes of the week

I think it’s important to leave spaces in a story for readers to fill in from their own experience.
—Annie Proulx

When you're a writer sometimes you have to spend time poking at part of yourself...
—Vikram Chandra

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
—Umberto Eco

Let me put this as delicately as I can: If you don't read, your writing is going to suck.
—Kim Addonizio

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
—G K Chesterton

All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.
—Leo Tolstoy

It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.
—Jack Kerouac

Never judge a book by its movie.
—J.W. Eagan

Good artists borrow, great artists steal
—Pablo Picasso

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
—Arthur Miller

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