Writing Humor Quotes

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Penelope Fitzgerald
“On the whole, I think you should write biographies of those you admire and respect, and novels about human beings who you think are sadly mistaken.”
Penelope Fitzgerald

Robert A. Heinlein
“...I have this one nasty habit. Makes me hard to live with. I write...

...writing is antisocial. It's as solitary as masturbation. Disturb a writer when he is in the throes of creation and he is likely to turn and bite right to the bone... and not even know that he's doing it. As writers' wives and husbands often learn to their horror...

...there is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized. Or even cured. In a household with more than one person, of which one is a writer, the only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private, and where food can be poked in to him with a stick. Because, if you disturb the patient at such times, he may break into tears or become violent. Or he may not hear you at all... and, if you shake him at this stage, he bites...”
Robert Heinlen

“it's been my experience that most writers don't talk about their craft--they just do it”
Alfred Lansing

C. Kennedy
“Poetic license is not a license to scribe recklessly.”
C. Kennedy

Peggy Ullman Bell
“Writing historical fiction is a legitimate use of Multiple Personality disorder.”
Peggy Ullman Bell

Cassandra Duffy
“I realized I was officially a professional writer when all my plans began with "drink coffee" and ended with "take a nap.”
Cassandra Duffy

“I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.”
Clarence Budington Kelland

“I have a great many opinions about writing, but I'm afraid that all of them are unprintable”
Alfred Lansing

Peggy Ullman Bell
“Writing historical fiction is a legitimate us of Multiple Personality Disorder.”
Peggy Ullman Bell

Elvira Baryakina
“Being an author of a book is like being a mother of a debutante in the Middle Ages. You have to present your baby to society and provide her with dowry, and in your heart, you hope that some royalty spends a night with her and ensures her way to success.”
Elvira Baryakina

John Dufresne
“Memory is a rascal.”
John Dufresne