Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Quotes of the Week
Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.
I write to dream; to connect with other human beings; to record; to clarify; to visit the dead. I have a kind of primitive need to leave a mark on the world. Also, I have a need for money.
Begin with an individual, and before you know it you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find you have created – nothing.
–F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you let conditions stop you from working, they'll always stop you.
—James T. Farrell
You should read and read, to find out what kind of writer you want to be, and then write and write, to find out what kind of writer you actually are. The two are often two different things.
Write what you like; there is no other rule.
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
Damn the rules, it's the Feeling that Counts.
If you want to fly, you have to give up the shit that weighs you down.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
In literature, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth, you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.