Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Quotes of the Week

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
—Robert Frost

When you write—explode—fly apart – disintegrate! Then give time enough to think, cut, rework, and rewrite
—Ray Bradbury

One has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
—Anton Chekhov

Half my life is an act of revision.
—John Irving

Characters are not created by writers. They pre-exist and have to be found.
—Elizabeth Bowen

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
—Erica Jong

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.
—Neil Gaiman

Write hard and clear about what hurts.
—Ernest Hemingway

The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to greet unknown fate.
—O. Henry

The author should keep his mouth shut when his work begins to speak.
—Friedrich Nietzsche

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