Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Quotes of the Week

I have found that a story leaves a deeper impression when it is impossible to tell which side the author is on.
—Leo Tolstoy

There is no friend as loyal as a book.
—Ernest Hemingway

I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations. They generally produce their worst work when they do that. 
—David Bowie

I would think, 'not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.' So finally I would write one true sentence, and then go on... 
—Ernest Hemingway

Begin with something interesting rather than beginning with something boring; begin with action rather than beginning with background information; speak about the characters after they have appeared rather than having them appear after having spoken about them.
—Alexandre Dumas

We need stories to understand ourselves. We’re the only creature that does this unusual thing of telling each other stories in order to understand the kind of creature we are. 
—Salman Rushdie

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.  
—Ray Bradbury

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


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