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  • #1
    Neil Gaiman
    “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #2
    “Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”
    Gene Fowler

  • #3
    Henry Green
    “The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.”
    Henry Green

  • #4
    Don Roff
    “I've found the best way to revise your own work is to pretend that somebody else wrote it and then to rip the living shit out of it.”
    Don Roff

  • #5
    Kelly Barnhill
    “That’s the magic of revisions – every cut is necessary, and every cut hurts, but something new always grows.”
    Kelly Barnhill

  • #6
    Ha Jin
    “I work hard, I work very hard. All the books at least 30 revisions.”
    Ha Jin

  • #7
    Libba Bray
    “I am hard at work on the second draft ... Second draft is really a misnomer as there are a gazillion revisions, large and small, that go into the writing of a book.”
    Libba Bray

  • #8
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #10
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #11
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #12
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • #13
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #14
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #15
    Toni Morrison
    “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #16
    Robert Frost
    “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
    Robert Frost

  • #17
    Sylvia Plath
    “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #18
    Ray Bradbury
    “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
    Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

  • #19
    Stephen King
    “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
    Stephen King

  • #20
    Anton Chekhov
    “Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
    Anton Chekhov

  • #21
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #22
    Neil Gaiman
    “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #23
    Stephen King
    “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
    Stephen King

  • #25
    William Faulkner
    “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
    William Faulkner

  • #26
    Lawrence Block
    “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.”
    Lawrence Block

  • #27
    Lawrence Block
    “You show up at these meetings to stay sober and you walk out with a fucking education.”
    Lawrence Block, A Drop of the Hard Stuff
    tags: humor

  • #28
    Johnny Depp
    “We're all damaged in our own way. Nobody's perfect. I think we're all somewhat screwy. Every single one of us.”
    Johnny Depp

  • #29
    Burl Barer
    “Well, if you don’t like the idea of one world, how many worlds do you want, and how would you like them divided? By race? By religion? By income? Unless you have a spare planet in your pocket, one world is all we have.”
    Burl Barer, The Saint
    tags: life, world

  • #30
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #31
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story



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