Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Quotes of the Week

I don’t sit there waiting for that perfect, beautiful sentence, because I know I’m going to sit there forever. So, as I tell students—start out by tripping, why don’t you? Then get up and fall over again. Just as long as you go.
—Kathryn Harrison

No one cares if you write, so you’d better. NO ONE in your family wants you to write a memoir, but do it anyway. You own EVERYTHING that happened to you. Bird by Bird. Shitty first drafts. Butt in chair.
—Anne Lamott

You can’t be an artist and be safe.
—Francis Ford Cpppola

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
—Stephen King

The best fame is a writer’s fame: It’s enough to get a table at a restaurant, but not enough that you get interrupted when you eat.
—Fran Lebowitz

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

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
—William Faulkner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
—Richard Bach

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