Friday, March 14, 2014

Random quotes on writing

Here are some random quotes from people who have successfully walked the path of writing. I started to
categorize them, but then realized they would no longer be random.
  • Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.
    (Ray Bradbury)
  • You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.
    (Jack London)
  • If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.
    (Issac Asimov)
  • The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.
    (Vladimir Nabokov)
  • If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
    (Stephen King)
  • Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”
    (Lloyd Alexander)
  • You can fix anything but a blank page.”
    (Nora Roberts)
  • A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
    (E.B. White)
  • "You can make anything by writing."
    (C.S. Lewis)
  • I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.
    (Erica Jong)
  • If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.-
    (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • "Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards."
    (Robert Heinlein)
  • There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
    (Terry Pratchett))