2011-04-20

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 18

Q is for Quotes About Writing

Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
~ Anonymous

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
~ Erica Jong

Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.
~ Thomas Berger

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
~ G. K. Chesterton

He was such a bad writer, they revoked his poetic license.
~ Milton Berle

Talk is cheap. Poetry economical.
~ Thomas S. Thomas

I read the book of Job last night – I don’t think God comes out well in it.
~ Virginia Woolf

What is written without effort is read without pleasure.
~ Samuel Johnson

The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.
~ Ray Bradbury

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
~ Douglas Adams

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
~ Winston Churchill

I’m a writer as rarely as possible, when forced by an idea too lovely to let die unwritten.
~ Richard Bach

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
~ Anonymous

I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.
~ Samuel Goldwyn

Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
~ Russel Lynes

I’m in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.
~ Solomon Short

13 comments:

Nofretiri said...

Ooooh, why didn't I come up with the idea of Quotes??? Right, my A-Z list is in German ... so I would have to wait for Z for Zitate! *hmm* Let's see, what inspiration will bring! *g*

I LOVE quotes! Well done, my dear! :-)

Karin

P.S. I've just did Q for Quiz: Which crazy writer are you?

KatieO said...

Great quotes! Thanks, I needed the smile!

K.C. Woolf said...

Great quotes! I love the one by Erica Jong - and most of the others, really. :-)

Sarah Allan said...

I love some good writer quotes. I find them to be very motivational. Thank you for sharing an awesome Q post! :-)

xoxo Sarah

Holly Ruggiero said...

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

I burst out laughing at that one!

L.G.Smith said...

Yes, those are some good ones. But I love the first one. The irony that it was said by Anon tickles me.

nutschell said...

i love quotes! especially ones about writing. Here's another one to add to your list
It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.
- Isaac Asimov
great meeting you through the a-z!
nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jingle said...

smart quotes.

li said...

I love quotes! And I just read your post on NaNo, of which I'd never heard. And I thought the A to Z was a challenge! but, i might just have a go at it this year. Something to look forward to! :)

Raejean said...

I did quotes too. My kiddos helped me come up with a movie quote contest.

Thanks for sharing!

C R Ward said...

Thanks for all the great comments! I love quotes, especially quotes about writing/writers.

Murugi Njehia said...

Now this is creative! Q-for quotes..I like it.great post.

Jan Morrison said...

wonderful quotes - thanks! The one about deadlines by Adams is great - I read that his publisher hired someone to keep him locked up in a hotel room - they sat outside with a gun! Can it be true?