Friday, July 19, 2013

A few good quotes

I think it's time for some laughter...with a wee bit of truth.

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
― Mark Twain

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
― Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain 

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
― Saul Bellow

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
― Robert Frost

“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
― William Faulkner

"But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body."
 ― The Bible, Ecclesiastes 12:12


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