Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Quotes of the Week

I never reread a text until I have finished the first draft. Otherwise it’s too discouraging.
—Gore Vidal

In any language it is a struggle to make a sentence say exactly what you mean.
—Arthur Koestler

You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day — so start writing.
—Shonda Rhimes

A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer.
—Susan Sontag

The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then... throw rocks at them.
—Vladimir Nabokov

Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
—Zilda Fitzgerald

You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.
—Carlos Fuentes

The job of the artist is to remind people of what they have chosen to forget.
—Arthur Miller

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