Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quotes on Writing

Today's a simple one. Quotes from authors, journalists, etc

 
The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.  
William Faulkner
 
Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed.
Ray Bradbury

To be a writer is to sit down at one's desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone – just plain going at it, in pain and delight. To be a writer is to throw away a great deal, not to be satisfied, to type again, and then again, and once more, and over and over....
John Hersey

 Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when it feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.
Stephen King

When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
Samuel Lover

Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.
Rhys Alexander


Got any favorite quotes you'd like to share?



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11 comments:

  1. It could just be be, but I admit I'm straining to read those quotes! As always, I love Stephen King.

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  2. Er, that was supposed to be 'me'!

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  3. Sorry. It wasn't you. It was me :) That happens when I copy from Word for some strange reason.

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  4. I love the Bradbury quote!

    It seems like a lot of us are including quotations in our posts today. I did, too! :)

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    1. Yes, that is one of the good ones :) I read some wonderful quotes today.

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  5. Lots of quotes there, some good one though. Dropping in from A-Z nice to meet you.

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    1. Nice to meet you too. Thanks for the add and dropping in to say hi.

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  6. Great quotes. They make me feel as I've achieved something. Quantity especially, which leads to great writing. Double Dragon will publish my first book next week, co-written with Edith Parzefall. We go over and over our work before sending it off. Two pairs of eyes help, as well as the members of the Internet Writing Workshop. Blog on!

    http://francene-birdstitcher.blogspot.com

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