Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Quotes of the Week
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.
You have to have something vicious in you, to be a creative writer.
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.
Create your own visual style... let it be unique to yourself and identifiable to others.
I never reread a text until I have finished the first draft. Otherwise it’s too discouraging.
Start writing. I don't mean to sound dismissive, but START WRITING. There is NO SUCH THING as "too late" in the arts.
Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.