Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Quotes of the Week

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
—Frank Capra

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I'll tell you who you are.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The profession of book writing makes horse racing look like a solid, stable business.
—John Steinbeck

All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories.
—Neil Gaiman

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
—W. Somerset Maugham

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

I write as straight as I can, just as I walk as straight as I can, because that is the best way to get there.
—HG Wells

I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.
—Françoise Sagan

Be grateful for every word you can cut.
—William Zinsser

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.
—Jessamyn West

Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
—Stephen King

Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.
—Doris Lessing

The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.
—Terry Pratchett

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