Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Quotes of the Week

I'm still looking to write a great song.... You always are. You know, you never think, 'Well, that's enough ... that's good enough.'
—Paul McCartney

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
—Leonard Cohen

Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
—Henry Miller

Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.
—Ernest Hemingway

You have to have something vicious in you, to be a creative writer.
—D.H. Lawrence

Most writers enjoy two periods of happiness — when a glorious idea comes to mind and, secondly, when a last page has been written and you haven’t had time to know how much better it ought to be.
—J.B. Priestley

Create your own visual style... let it be unique to yourself and identifiable to others.
—Orson Welles

I never reread a text until I have finished the first draft. Otherwise it’s too discouraging.
—Gore Vidal

Start writing. I don't mean to sound dismissive, but START WRITING. There is NO SUCH THING as "too late" in the arts.
—Patton Oswalt

Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.
—Miles Davis

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