Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Quotes of the Week

When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest. 
—Stephen King

Work inspires inspiration. Keep working. If you succeed, keep working. If you fail, keep working. If you’re interested, keep working. If you’re bored, keep working.
—Michael Crichton

Shyness often blossoms into a creative calling. Actors are often shy people, for example. And writers too, because they mostly are people who, in their childhood and adolescence, have read a lot, alone and in silence. Solitude is an essential element for a writer.
—Jhumpa Lahiri

Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.
—Alain de Botton

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Quotes of the Week

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

I love my rejection slips. They show me I try. 
—Sylvia Plath

Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.
—Alain de Botton

If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea. That’s the way to get an idea.
—Andy Rooney

If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.
—Terry Pratchett

A good writer is basically a storyteller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
—Isaac B. Singer

We all have time machines, don't we, those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward are dreams.
—H.G. Wells

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Quotes of the Week

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent protects you from age.
—Ana├»s Nin

In some ways my gift for music and writing was born out of tragedy and loss.
—Joni Mitchell

Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Sing your song. Dance your dance. Tell your tale. Inspire them.
—Frank McCourt

I was just on the edge of getting married, and I was frenzied at the prospect of this great step in my life after having been a bachelor for so long. And I really wanted to take my mind off of the agony, and so I decided to sit down and write a book.
—Ian Fleming

Write a page every day. That’s about 200 words, or 1,000 words a week. Do that for two years and you’ll have a novel that’s long enough. Nothing will happen until you are producing at least one page per day.
—John Grisham

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