Quote Catalogue Jan 1, 2012 15:09:08 GMT -6
Post by Endovia on Jan 1, 2012 15:09:08 GMT -6
QUOTE CATALOGUE 2012
"What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers."
Logan Pearsall Smith, "All Trivia," Afterthoughts, 1931
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."
"Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered potholder."
"The poetry in fiction is found in the choices we make."
"When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature."
"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."
"Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it."
"Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals."
"The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"[Writing] is a matter of persistence and faith and hard work. So you might as well just go ahead and get started."
"If there is a gun hanging on the wall in the first act, it must fire in the last."
"Books aren't written, they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it..."