Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Not all those who wonder are lost.
—J.R.R. Tolkien

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
—George Orwell

Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.
—Bob Dylan

Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly, sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
—Ernest Hemingway

Writing is not about the voices in your head, but the voices that make the great leap to the page.
—J.H. Glaze

Write like it matters, and it will.
—Libba Bray

You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
—Robin Williams

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
—Stephen King

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Quotes of the Week

I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away - I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.
—Jennifer Egan

Don't write with a pen. Ink tends to give the impression the words shouldn't be changed.
—Richard Hugo

I sweat blood to make my style simple and stripped bare.
—Margaret Mitchell

I am not responsible for the ideas and opinions that my characters express.
—William Faulkner

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
—Edith Wharton

Sometimes a flat-footed sentence is what serves, so you don’t get all writerly: “He opened the door.” There, it’s open.
—Amy Hempel

Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.
—Alain de Botton

Dialogue has to create a life. It has to be self-sustaining. Conversation is definitely not dialogue.
—Sam Shepard

Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.
—James Baldwin