by Carole Brown
I collect quotes, so it’s a fun and easy post today! Enjoy and share a favorite quote of your own!
In no certain order, I give you my comments and the quotes:
- Sounds about right! “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King
- Oh, the agony! 🙂 “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — attributed to Earnest Hemingway
- Totally understood. “Finished is better than perfect.” —Michael MacMahon
- The wonder to experience. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
- Something all writers have to learn. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” — Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher
- So totally love this one! “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” ― Saul Bellow
- And, amen to this one! “If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” —Anne Tyler
- Make it real, make it feelable! “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ― Robert Frost
- Oh, my! “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
― Mark Twain
- And last, since I’m a mystery/suspense author, a new favorite of mine: “Murder your darlings” — attributed to Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
And, YOUR favorite?