Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Quotes of the Week

Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader's.
—Stephen King

The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense, whereas reality never makes sense.
—Aldous Huxley

Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one. 
—M.F.K. Fisher

One must be ruthless with one’s own writing or someone else will be.
—John Berryman

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
—Terry Pratchett

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

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

Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words.
—Virginia Woolf

Anytime you write something, you go through so many phases...“I'm a Fraud' phase.” ...“I'll Never Finish” phase. And...once in a while you think, “What if I actually have created what I set out to create, and it's received as such?”
—Lin-Manuel Miranda


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Quotes of the Week

Woe be to him that reads but one book.
--George Herbert

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
--Evan Esar

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
--Carrie Fisher

The hardest thing when you think about focusing. You think focusing is about saying "Yes." No. Focusing is about saying "No." And when you say "No," you piss off people.
--Steve Jobs

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.
--James Thorpe

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
--Earl Mac Rauch

Sanity is a madness put to good use.
--George Santayana

Don't live in a town where there are no doctors.
--Jewish Proverb

Monday, September 20, 2021


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Monday, September 13, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Quotes of the Week

A lot of people talk about writing. The secret is to write, not talk.
—Jackie Collins

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
—Ray Bradbury

There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.
—Beatrix Potter

Start writing. I don't mean to sound dismissive, but START WRITING. There is NO SUCH THING as "too late" in the arts.
—Patton Oswalt

Don't be a writer. Be writing.
—William Faulkner

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
—Jack London

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Quotes of the Week

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

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
—Ernest Hemingway

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
—Joseph Brodsky

What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story. 
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.
—Daphne Du Maurier

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
—Anne Frank

Not all those who wander are lost.
—J.R.R. Tolkien

Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words.
—Virginia Woolf