Here's some more quotes for ya. Enjoy!
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
- Anaïs Nin
I see the notion of talent as quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application, industry, assiduity, will, will, will, desire, desire, desire.
- Gordon Lish
Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public eye with his pants down.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
Don't say you were a bit confused and sort of tired and a little depressed and somewhat annoyed. Be tired. Be confused. Be depressed. Be annoyed. Don't hedge your prose with little timidities. Good writing is lean and confident.
- William Zinsser
Don't say the old lady screamed--bring her on and let her scream.
- Mark Twain
In the end, you have to just sit down, shut up, and write.
- Natalie Goldberg
There are days when the result is so bad that no fewer than five revisions are required. In contrast, when I'm greatly inspired, only four revisions are needed.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
Don’t say it was ‘delightful’; make us say ‘delightful’ when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers ‘Please will you do the job for me.’
- C.S. Lewis
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein
Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
- Anne Dillard
I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.
- P. G. Wodehouse (after being asked about his writing technique)
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner