Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Quotes of the Week

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
—Mark Twain

You do not have to explain every single drop of water contained in a rain barrel. You have to explain one drop—H2O. The reader will get it.
—George Singleton

I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.
—Harper Lee

Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.
—Ray Bradbury

I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.
—J.R.R. Tolkien

Read great sentences until you can tell when one isn't. Read great paragraphs until their rhythms get stuck in your head.
—Lily Rothman

You must write. It’s not enough to start by thinking. You become a writer by writing.
—R.K. Narayan

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

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