Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Quotes of the Week

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.
—Dorothy Parker

You are what you settle for.
—Janis Joplin

Write hard and clear about what hurts.
—Ernest Hemingway.

You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
—Robin Williams

Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
—Arthur Miller

I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the waste-basket.
—Ernest Hemingway

Write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you are writing, and aren't writing particularly well.
—Agatha Christie

Once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end.
—Anton Chekhov

Writers are desperate people and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers.
—Charles Bukowski

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all…people. 
—James Baldwin

The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them. 
—Vladimir Nabokov

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