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

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