Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Quotes of the Week

When one is writing a novel in first person, one must be that person.
—Daphne Du Maurier

You got to look on the bright side, even if there ain't one.
—Dashiell Hammett

Don't plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.
—Rose Tremain

If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.
—Neil Simon

To survive you must tell stories.
—Umberto Eco

Just as a good rain clears the air, a good writing day clears the psyche.
—Julia Cameron

I set out to tell the truth. And sometimes the truth is shocking.
—Tennessee Williams

It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.
–C. J. Cherryh

What I write is smarter than I am, because I can re-write it.
—Susan Sontag

Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.
—Annie Proulx

You must write. It’s not enough to start by thinking. You become a writer by writing.
—R.K. Narayan

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