Sunday, April 8, 2012

Thoughts On Writing

Some poignant and inspiring thoughts to carry you through your writing week. Enjoy!

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly

The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

No one is able to enjoy such feast than the one who throws a party in his own mind.
Selma Lagerlöf

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
Jules Renard

Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
Jesse Stuart

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed.
Ray Bradbury

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

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

We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.
Somerset Maugham

Writing a novel is like heading out over the open sea in a small boat. It helps, if you have a plan and a course laid out.
John Gardner

You must learn to overcome your very natural and appropriate revulsion for your own work.
William Gibson

And one last one for a laugh:

Life is what happens to a writer between drafts.
Damon (aka Dennis R. Miller)

Happy Writing,


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