Friday, June 29, 2012
Quotes About Writing
Here are a handful of selected quotes about writing, with my own comments.
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." (true, sadly it's true)
- Douglas Adams
"Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks." (and all the authors in the audience said, "amen.")
- Richard Curtis
"Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead." (especially when your brain says, "I got nothing.")
- Gene Fowler
"Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none." (obviously written after a particularly bad review).
- Jules Renard
"A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God." (and now it's a blank computer screen).
- Sidney Sheldon
"There are three rules for writing. Unfortunately, no one can agree what they are." (but when we finally agree on them, Jim Bell will write a book about it).
- Somerset Maugham
Hope you've enjoyed these. Let's hear your own, now.