13 Quotes – 10/14/10

14 10 2010

1. “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you’re dead, either write something worth reading or do somethign worth writing.”
-Ben Franklin

2. “Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes pressure off the second.”
-Robert Frost

3. “In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing.”
-Will Rogers

4. “Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.”
-John Irving

5. “Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.”
-Norman Mailer

6. “I like myself better when I’m writing regularly.”
-Willie Nelson

7. “Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.”
-Bette Midler

8. “True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.”
-Alexander Pope

9. “If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that’s more than just entertainment — which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people.”
-Dean Koontz

10. “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”
-Gloria Steinem

11. “There’ll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.”
-James Taylor

12. “The desire to write grows with writing.”
Desiderius Erasmus

13. “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”
-Neil Gaiman

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