Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quotes of the Week

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

Write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you are writing, and aren't writing particularly well.
—Agatha Christie

Once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
—A Chekhov

Words.. a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
—Lord Byron

Say what you want about it, Hell is story-friendly…
—Charles Baxter
Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble, on paper, not eternal bronze.
—Jacques Barzun

Once the grammar has been learned, writing is simply talking on paper and in time learning what not to say.
—Beryl Bainbridge

Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.
—Ernest Hemingway

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