Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Quotes of the Week

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all…people.
—James Baldwin

There were times I thought I'd never sell another book, but I never doubted I'd write another book.
—George R.R. Martin

Be sure not to discuss your hero's state of mind. Make it clear from his actions.
—Anton Chekhov

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air.
—Jules Renard

The most important lesson in the writing trade is that any manuscript is improved if you cut away the fat.
—Robert A. Heinlein

Never use a long word where a short one will do.
—George Orwell

As a writer, one spends a lifetime...trying to minimize, if not eliminate, the distance between language and thought.
—Arundhati Roy

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