Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Quotes of the Week

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

Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.
—Lady Gaga

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

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children isn't a good children's story in the slightest. 
—C.S. Lewis

Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction.
—Clint Eastwood—

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Quotes of the Week

The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
—Sylvia Plath

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

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
—Orson Welles

I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall #write badly if I do not live.
—Fran├žoise Sagan

If your book doesn't keep you up nights writing it, it won't keep anyone up nights reading it.
—James A. Michener

The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about it.
—Mark Twain

Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction.
—Clint Eastwood 



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Quotes of the Week


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

Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down.
—John Steinbeck

The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about it.
—Mark Twain

Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.
—Albert Einstein

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

Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction.
—Clint Eastwood

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
—W. Somerset Maugham

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Quotes of the Week

 Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
—G. K. Chesterton

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
—Robert Frost

The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.
—Frank Herbert

Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room and doing it.
—William Goldman

It doesn't matter how many great book ideas you have in your head if you can't finish writing one.
—Joe Bunting

Tell a story! Don’t try to impress your reader with style or vocabulary or neatly turned phrases. Tell the story first. 
—Anne McCaffrey

Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
—John Steinbeck

Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
—Charlie Chaplin

You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone. That is the goal. 
—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

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
—Stephen King