Here's some more great quotes for you. Enjoy!!
Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.
- William Somerset Maugham
I have rewritten- often several times- every word I have ever written. My pencils outlast their erasures.
- Vladimir Nabokov
Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.
- Louise Brooks
When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.
- Christopher Morley
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
- Ring Lardner
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
- Lord Byron
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
- Samuel Johnson
Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
- Mark Twain
The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
- Mary Heaton Vorse
We don't write what we know. We write what we wonder about.
- Richard Peck
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
- Baltasar Gracian