Saturday, August 23, 2014

A few quotes about writing

for your consideration.

A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. ~ Charles Peguy

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

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~ William Wordsworth

Don't loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don't get it you will none the less get something that looks remarkably like it. ~ Jack London

Writing is both mask and unveiling. ~ E.B. White

The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink. ~ T.S. Eliot

The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book. ~ Samuel Johnson

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. ~ Thomas Mann


  1. Nice. There's no end to quotes about and by writers... These are fun. Inky

  2. Thanks for the thoughtful words. As I tackle revisions this is one I'm clinging to:
    “You can fix anything but a blank page.”
    ― Nora Roberts