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Favorite Writing Quotes!

Originally Published at http://horrorwriter.diaryland.com/writingq.html @ 10:31 p.m.

These are wonderful and so true!

  • “Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.”  -Rod Serling
  • “A professional writer is an amateur who didnt quit.” -Richard Bach
  • “Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”  -Gene Fowler
  • “When a book and a head collide and there is a hollow sound, is it always from the book?” -Georg Christoph  Lichtenberg
  • “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” -Ray Bradbury
  • “Condense soup, not books!” – Anonymous
  • “The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop.” -Alfred Hitchcock
  • “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.” -Charles Dickens
  • “The difference between reality and fiction.Fiction has to make sense.” -Tom Clancy
  • “You write a hit play the same way you write a flop.” -William Saroyan
  • “No one ever committed suicide while reading a book, but many have tried while trying to write one.” -Robert Byrne
  • “The beautiful part of writing is that you dont have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” -Robert Cormier
  • “I have very little of Mr. Blake’s company; he is always in Paradise.” -Mrs. William Blake
  • “Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.” -Gorky
  • “Who casts to write a living line, must sweat.” -Jonson
  • “He does not write at all whose poems no man reads.” -Martial
  • “We do not write as we want to but as we can.” -Somerset Mangham
  • “The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people.” -George Denison Prentice
  • “In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write, but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing.” -Roy Rogers
  • “I have been an author for 22 years and an ass for 55.” -Mark Twain
  • “It is surprising how many receivers of stolen goods take to writing books.” -Anonymous
  • “Free verse is like free love; it is a contradiction in terms.” -Chesterton
  • “Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.” -Don Marquis

 

 

 

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