Posts tagged ‘on writing’

December 4, 2013

Quote of the Day: Steve Faber

We all write about the same things. We may disguise it, but we all write about love.

December 3, 2013

Quote of the Day: Moliere

I always do the first line well, but I have trouble doing the others. 

November 27, 2013

Quote of the Day: Samuel Johnson

Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. 

November 26, 2013

Quote of the Day: Richard Price

A movie is not a book. If the source material is a book, you cannot be too respectful of the book. All you owe to the book is the spirit. Everything else– just tear that motherfucker apart. 

November 25, 2013

Quote of the Day: George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is often called cynicism by those who have not got it.

November 22, 2013

Quote of the Day: Robert Frost

It begins with a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with.

November 21, 2013

Quote of the Day: William Grass

Getting even is one reason for writing. 

November 20, 2013

Quote of the Day: Ernest Hemingway

Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. 

November 14, 2013

Quote of the Day: Norman Mailer

Being a real writer means being able to do the work on a bad day. 

November 13, 2013

Quote of the Day: Toni Morrison

I type in one place, but I write all over the house.