Wednesday, June 24, 2015
12 QUOTES for Writers
LIFE and WRITING
A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
I don’t believe in being serious about anything. I think life is too serious to be taken seriously. —Ray Bradbury
If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive day-work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer. —David Brin
Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it. ―John Green
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. —E. L. Doctorow
Writing is its own reward. —Henry Miller
All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences. —Somerset Maugham
If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor. —Edgar Rice Burroughs
WRITING and EDITING
I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide. —Harper Lee
Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.
—Larry L. King
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word. —Catherine Drinker Bowen
It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly. —C. J. Cherryh
Which of these is your favorite, that inspires or resonates with you?
(I like them all, but I like John Green's the best!)