Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Quotes of the Week

Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.

—William Zinsser

Whenever you write, whatever you write, never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.

—Rod Serling

Don’t get it right, just get it written.

—James Thurber

Writers feel the grammar rather than knowing it. This comes from good reading. If you read enough, the grammar will come.

—Colum McCann

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.

—John Steinbeck

I'm a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.

—Alfred Hitchcock

If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.

—Ernest Hemingway

The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.

—Frank Herbert

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good.

—William Faulkner

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