Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Quotes of the Week

I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.
—E. B. White

Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up in your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.
—Jack London

This is the extraordinary thing about #creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.
—John Cleese

I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.
—E. B. White

Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
—Stephen King

A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
—Isaac B. Singer

If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.
—Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Quotes of the Week

The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.
—Vladimir Nabokov

We don’t know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.
—John Cleese

Creativity — like human life itself — begins in darkness.
—Julia Cameron

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.
—Charles Bukowski

Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.
—Henry David Thoreau

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

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
—Thomas Jefferson

Ah, good taste, what a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
—Pablo Picasso

You let the story cool off and then, instead of rewriting it, you relive it.
—Ray Bradbury