Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Quotes of the Week

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.
—James Baldwin

Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can come together.
—Marilyn Monroe

I write to find what I have to say. I edit to figure out how to say it right.
—Cheryl Strayed

The best stories don’t come from good vs. bad but from good vs. good.
—Leo Tolstoy

A line of dialogue is not clear enough if you need to explain how it's said.
—Elmore Leonard

Go a little out of your depth, and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.
—David Bowie 

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
—Stephen King

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

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
—Joyce Carol Oates

Don't listen to people that say you can't write a novel. If I can write one, anyone can. Just make sure you have a great editor.
—Martin Wilsey

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