Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Read widely...and sometimes while immersed in the multitude voices of others, you just might find your own.
—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

First requirement of the writer is the ability to concentrate for long periods of time. Second...the wish to do so.
—Joyce Carol Oates

Just trust your own voice. And keep exploring the things that are interesting to you.
—Nikki Giovanni

A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written should seem to be a happy accident.
—Somerseet Maugham

One must be ruthless with one’s own writing or someone else will be.
—John Berrymant Maugham

You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to things you don't want to feel.
—Johnny Depp

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
—Allen Ginsberg

The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
—Arthur Miller

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.
—Jessamyn West

I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
—Carrie Fisher

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