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

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