Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Quotes of the Week
—Robert Louis Stevenson
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.
A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.
Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell.
Writing: it comes out of afflictions, out of the gouged times, when the heart is cut open.
Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
You must learn to overcome your very natural and appropriate revulsion for your own work.
The hardest thing about being a writer is convincing your wife that lying on the sofa is work.