Monday, March 26, 2012

More Inspirational Quotes

Here's some more great quotes for you. Enjoy!



If you tell me, it's an essay.  If you show me, it's a story.
- Barbara Greene

A kid is a guy I never wrote down to.  He's interested in what I say if I make it interesting.
- Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
- Alfred Kazin

The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
- Robert Cormier

I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, 'To hell with you.'
- Saul Bellow

Half my life is an act of revision
- John Irving

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

Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered potholder.
- Raymond Chandler

Every writer I know has trouble writing.
- Joseph Heller

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I’d type a little faster.
- Isaac Asimov

Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.
- Ernest Hemingway

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
- Olin Miller

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Once the grammar has been learned, writing is simply talking on paper and in time learning what not to say.
- Beryl Bainbridge

7 comments:

Kelly Hashway said...

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I’d type a little faster.
- Isaac Asimov

Love this one!

Ann Herrick said...

These are going on the bulletin board in my office!

Catherine Stine said...

These are always inspiring and affirming. I like the Bellow, Cormier and Asimov.

cleemckenzie said...

Always interesting and inspiring to read what other writers say that's quotable. Thanks.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great quotes. I really enjoyed reading them and seeing who wrote them.

Diane Carlisle said...

"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

So, SO true!

Thank you for posting these. I love them all, but this one strikes me most. :)

Sarah Nego(vetich) said...

So I guess it's a good thing I decided again brain surgeon as a career path.