Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Quotes of the Week

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.
—Anne Lamott

A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.
—Oscar Wilde

Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.
—Ray Bradbury

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
—Herman Melville

The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.
—Richard Peck

Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell.
—P.D. James

Writing: it comes out of afflictions, out of the gouged times, when the heart is cut open.
—Edna O'Brien

Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
—Lawrence Kasdan

You must learn to overcome your very natural and appropriate revulsion for your own work.
—William Gibson

The hardest thing about being a writer is convincing your wife that lying on the sofa is work.
—John Hughes

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