Publish Quotes

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Anne Lamott
“I still encourage anyone who feels at all compelled to write to do so. I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all it is cracked up to be. But writing is. Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do---the actual act of writing---turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. The act of writing turns out to be its own reward.”
Anne Lamott

Vladimir Nabokov
“I have rewritten — often several times — every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

Lorrie Moore
“I don’t go back and look at my early work, because the last time I did, many years ago, it left me cringing. If one publishes, then one is creating a public record of Learning to Write.”
Lorrie Moore

“Write from the heart. A book without a pulse is like a person without a spirit." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications”
Linda F. Radke

Geoffrey Miller
“Imagine a young Isaac Newton time-travelling from 1670s England to teach Harvard undergrads in 2017. After the time-jump, Newton still has an obsessive, paranoid personality, with Asperger’s syndrome, a bad stutter, unstable moods, and episodes of psychotic mania and depression. But now he’s subject to Harvard’s speech codes that prohibit any “disrespect for the dignity of others”; any violations will get him in trouble with Harvard’s Inquisition (the ‘Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’). Newton also wants to publish Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, to explain the laws of motion governing the universe. But his literary agent explains that he can’t get a decent book deal until Newton builds his ‘author platform’ to include at least 20k Twitter followers – without provoking any backlash for airing his eccentric views on ancient Greek alchemy, Biblical cryptography, fiat currency, Jewish mysticism, or how to predict the exact date of the Apocalypse.

Newton wouldn’t last long as a ‘public intellectual’ in modern American culture. Sooner or later, he would say ‘offensive’ things that get reported to Harvard and that get picked up by mainstream media as moral-outrage clickbait. His eccentric, ornery awkwardness would lead to swift expulsion from academia, social media, and publishing. Result? On the upside, he’d drive some traffic through Huffpost, Buzzfeed, and Jezebel, and people would have a fresh controversy to virtue-signal about on Facebook. On the downside, we wouldn’t have Newton’s Laws of Motion.”
Geoffrey Miller

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don't die with the music on your tongue unsung!
Don't die with the apps in your mind undesigned!
Don't die with the books in your head unpublished!
Don't die with the sermons in your heart unpreached!
Live well and die well!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Michelangelo | Beethoven | Shakespeare: 15 Things Common to Great Achievers

Richard Curtis
“I have to declare in all candor that no one interested in being published in our time can afford to be so naive as to believe that a book will make it merely because it's good.”
Richard Curtis

“Even the most beautifully written, perfectly edited and well-designed books will fail if people aren't made aware of them!" ––Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications, on the importance of public relations and marketing.”
Linda F. Radke, The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing: How to Produce and Market Your Book on a Budget

Rebecca McNutt
“A lot of people who read my novel 'Smog City' ask me why I never killed off either of the two main characters. To be honest, it's because I've given them life. Not literally of course, but since I spent so much time developing and creating my characters, they've ended up with complex personalities, in fact they're almost sentient in a way, and to write them off as dead would be like killing a close friend to me.”
Rebecca McNutt

Himmilicious
“Bootlicking is only a way to get published, not to become a writer”
Himmilicious

“Write what you know best. If you can't survive a cross-examination from a lawyer on the subject, you won't survive an interview with a journalist or anchorperson." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications.”
Linda F. Radke

“Remain humble in your journey as an author and your audience will embrace you. Remain grateful for every publicity opportunity that comes your way, and the media will embrace you.”
Linda F. Radke

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Don't judge a book by its cover. Judge it by its publisher.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Samantha Steele
“On having a backup plan: "Always a good plan anytime you want to follow your dream - I love writing, acting, and psychiatry - there are crazy people everywhere which means I can take my career anywhere my dream needs to go.”
Samantha Steele

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you are a “now-person”, you reduce the time rate during which your success story is to be published; if you delay a bit, you are either prolonging the date of publishing or you are deleting it at all cost! Be a “now-person” and do it now!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“Great leaders die empty. They live to offload everything they put in them! Don’t die with your books in your mind unpublished!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Anurag Shourie
“The pain of an unpublished manuscript is akin to the trauma of bearing an unborn.”
Anurag Shourie, An Ode Towards Hope –

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If those who cause destruction have come to be ‘newsworthy’, and those who heal the devastation of that destruction have come to be less than ‘noteworthy’, has our thirst to be entertained become the truly destructive thing?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don’t write a book when God called you to publish a library! You don’t plant a tree when God send you to cultivate a forest! You don’t evangelize to a crowd when God called you for a multitude! No matter the circumstances, find yourself doing something relevant and do it till all is well done!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Israelmore Ayivor
“One alphabet at a time, you can write an encyclopaedia. One word at a time, you can publish an entire library.”
Israelmore Ayivor, How You Can Write Your Dream Book

“People don't know they want to become an author until they meet me.”
Lucas J. Robak