Favorite Quote #7

I haven’t posted one of these in a looooooong time. Good thing I have several. 😀

There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison

Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O’Brien

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

Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. ~Karl Kraus

I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork. ~Peter De Vries

A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top. ~English Professor (Name Unknown), Ohio University

Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. ~Graycie Harmon

A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one. ~Baltasar Gracián

The only cure for writer’s block is insomnia. ~Merit Antares

No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published. ~Russell Lynes

Imitation is the highest form of pissing me off. Quit stealing my content and violating my copyright. ~Jen T. Verbumessor

I do not like to write – I like to have written. ~Gloria Steinem

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. ~George Orwell, “Why I Write,” 1947


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