Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Say What?


And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

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 wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

A metaphor is like a simile. ~Author Unknown

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. ~Author Unknown

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

If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster. ~Isaac Asimov

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

16 comments:

Dana Pollard said...

LOL!!! The last one is my favorite!

Meg Allison said...

Those are great -- especially the Twain quote. He was such a funny man.

Thanks for sharing!

Bethany said...

Heh, heh. These are great. :-)

Heather Dawn Harper said...

I like the Sylvia P. quote best. They are all great. And, I love the Mickey pic!

Tess said...

Cool quotes, Nienke :-) Lots to think about!

1 L Loyd said...

Hi Nienke. Wanted to let you know I haven't disappeared. Life has been like the white water on a river float trip.
Thanks for caring. I'll blog about it soon. =)

Stephanie Bose said...

Thanks for these. I particularly like the Sylvia Plath quote.

Steph

Shesawriter said...

"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"

This one is my favorite.

Tanya

Wil said...

Thats DAMN, true!

Hope all is well!

Wil

Melissa Marsh said...

Ha! I LOVE the last one. How true!!!

Sandy J said...

Love these! Nathaniel Hawthorne hit the nail on the head!

jamie ford said...

How about "Good is the enemy of great".

I can't remember who said it, but I always liked it.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I like them all - especially the 'author unknown' ones.

Rene said...

Love those quotes. Thanks for posting them.

Rachel Vincent said...

Oh my gosh, I love these quotes! Where did you find them?

My favorite is the one by Karl Kraus, because I'm trying to write a mystery. It's hard. Really, really hard.

Lisa Manuel said...

Great quotes. Now I'll be chuckling all the way through that scene I'm supposed to write today -- too bad it's a damn serious scene. Thanks for making my day.