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  • #1
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “I think I deserve something beautiful.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #2
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

    A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

    A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #3
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing...”
    Elizabeth Gilbert


  • #4
    Dean Koontz
    “Change isn't easy... changing the way you live means changing what you believe about life. That's hard... When we make our own misery, we sometimes cling to it even when we want so bad to change because the misery is something we know. The misery is comfortable.”
    Dean Koontz


  • #5
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night.”
    H.P. Lovecraft


  • #6
    Toni Morrison
    “Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.”
    Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993


  • #7
    Meg Cabot
    “Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”
    Meg Cabot


  • #8
    Stephen King
    “A short story is a different thing all together - a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
    Stephen King, Skeleton Crew


  • #9
    Ellen DeGeneres
    “You know, it's hard work to write a book. I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.”
    Ellen DeGeneres, The Funny Thing Is...


  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”
    Mark Twain


  • #11
    E.L. Doctorow
    “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
    E.L. Doctorow


  • #12
    Ray Bradbury
    “You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
    Ray Bradbury


  • #13
    Anaïs Nin
    “If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #14
    Stephen King
    “you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


  • #15
    Thomas Mann
    “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
    Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades


  • #16
    Ray Bradbury
    “If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
    Ray Bradbury


  • #17
    George Orwell
    “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
    George Orwell


  • #18
    William Goldman
    “Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.”
    William Goldman, The Princess Bride


  • #19
    J.D. Salinger
    “Grand. There's a word I really hate. It's a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


  • #20
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin


  • #21
    Stephen King
    “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


  • #22
    William Faulkner
    “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
    William Faulkner


  • #23
    Stephen King
    “If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


  • #24
    Stephen King
    “I have spent a good many years since―too many, I think―being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


  • #25
    Gloria E. Anzaldúa
    “Why am I compelled to write?... Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. I write because life does not appease my appetites and anger... To become more intimate with myself and you. To discover myself, to preserve myself, to make myself, to achieve self-autonomy. To dispell the myths that I am a mad prophet or a poor suffering soul. To convince myself that I am worthy and that what I have to say is not a pile of shit... Finally I write because I'm scared of writing, but I'm more scared of not writing.”
    Gloria E. Anzaldúa


  • #26
    Dorothy Day
    “Writing is hard work. But if you want to become a writer you will become one. Nothing will stop you.”
    Dorothy Day


  • #27
    J.M. Barrie
    “You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


  • #28
    Dean Koontz
    “Given my heritage and the ordeal of my childhood, I sometimes wonder why I myself am not insane. Maybe I am.”
    Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas


  • #29
    Dean Koontz
    “She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.”
    Dean Koontz, Lightning


  • #30
    Dean Koontz
    “Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.”
    Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy




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