Monday, May 21, 2012

Quotes From Famous Writers

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


Success is spelled W - O - R - K.
- Robert Schuller

No one ever committed suicide while reading a book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
- Robert Byrne

What we want is a story that starts with an earthquake and builds to a climax.
- Samuel Goldwyn

It requires more than mere genius to be an author.
- Jean De La Bruyere

The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
- Mark Twain

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

Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing... the rest will follow.
- Jane Yolen

Success comes to a writer, as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
- P.G. Wodehouse

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

Eighty-five percent of what goes on in a novelist's head is none of his business.
- Stephen King

The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
- John Steinbeck

If you don't like my book, write your own.
If you don't think you can write a novel, that ought to tell you something.
If you think you can, do. No excuses.
If you still don't like my novels, find a book you do like.
Life is too short to be miserable.
If you like my novels, I commend your good taste.
- Rita Mae Brown

7 comments:

Beverly Diehl said...

Nice choices here, Tabitha. They are giving me a good swift kick in the, uh, head.

Jennifer O. said...

Eighty-five percent of what goes on in a novelist's head is none of his business.

- Stephen King

Love this one!

Tabitha Olson said...

Beverly - LOL! Yeah, they do that to me, too. :)

Jennifer - that's one of my favorites, too. :) And it's so true! :)

Kelly Hashway said...

These are awesome!

Lexa Cain said...

I loved these! Thanks for adding laughter to my day -- those first three really had me giggling. :-)

Claudine G. said...

Very nice quotes! I especially like Wodehouse's & Rita Mae Brown's.

Catherine Stine said...

Niiiice, horse race betting equals writing odds. No, really, good quotes!