Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Quotes of the Week

When I was a young man I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
--George Bernard Shaw

Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
—Mark Twain

The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in shock-proof shit-detector—the writer's radar...all great writers have had it.
—Ernest Hemingway

Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. Just do it and the confidence will follow.
—Carrie Fisher

A character is defined by the kinds of challenges he cannot walk away from.
—Arthur Miller

My advice to young writers is to read. Find an author whose attitude you share and study the author’s work. Learn by imitating until you find your own voice, keeping in mind that style comes out of attitude.
—Elmore Leonard

If someone can talk you out of being a writer, you're not a writer.
—Josh Olson

I don't try to guess what a million people will like. It's hard enough to know what I like.
—John Houston

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