April 27, 2011
now there's a surprise. i've been collecting quotes about writing for several years now. these are some of my favorites.
I can't write five words but that I can change seven. ~Dorothy Parker
Books are never finished, they are merely abandoned. ~Oscar Wilde
Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. ~George Orwell
It's nervous work. The state you need to write in is the state that others are paying large sums to get rid of. ~Shirley Hazzard
Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. ~Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back
those were awfully negative, maybe because i'm in the revision process and feel like i'll NEVER be finished. here are some that are more positive.
When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God’s business. ~ Flannery O'Connor
If you have a story, then tell it. I always believe it's not just about us. It's about the fact that someone in the world needs to hear what we have to say, and we are letting them down if we don't write it. ~ from No Plot, No Problem
You fail only if you stop writing. ~ Ray Bradbury
When we share the art that’s in our hearts, our soul sings. ~ Lisa Guerin, artist, teacher
for more, you can go to my writing quote page. i also saw that VR Barkowski has a post with writing quotes today.