Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Talent is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer.
—Kurt Vonnegut

So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.
—Virginia Woolf

Sing your song. Dance your dance. Tell your tale. Inspire them.
—Frank McCourt

Boys think girls are like books, if the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.
—Marilyn Monroe

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
—J.D. Salinger

What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.
——F. Scott Fitzgerald

My own experience is that 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.
—Anton Chekhov

Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.
—Ayn Rand

Become emotionally involved. If you don't care about your characters, your readers won't either.
—Judy Blume

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