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message 1: by Kit Kat (new)

Kit Kat (kitcastellan) | 53 comments Mod
These are quotes that I found that I liked whenever I get into a rut.

message 2: by Kit Kat (new)

Kit Kat (kitcastellan) | 53 comments Mod
"A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway." -- anonymous

message 3: by Kit Kat (new)

Kit Kat (kitcastellan) | 53 comments Mod
"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 head.

May you be in love every day
for the next 20,000 days

And out of that love,
remake a world."

-- Ray Bradbury

message 4: by Kit Kat (new)

Kit Kat (kitcastellan) | 53 comments Mod
"The function of the first draft
is to help you figure out your story.
The function of every draft
after that
is to figure out
the most dramatic way
to tell that story"

-- Darcy Pattison

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

"This day, the next, a hundred years, it's nothing. It's a heartbeat. You'll never be ready." (Loki, Thor 2: The Dark World)

message 6: by Kit Kat (new)

Kit Kat (kitcastellan) | 53 comments Mod
"No matter what anybody tells you,
words and ideas can change the world.
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute.
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race
and the human race is filled with passion.
Medicine, law, business, engineering:
these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.
But poetry,
beauty, romance, love--
these are what we stay alive for."

-- Robin Williams, Dead Poet's Society

message 7: by Kit Kat (new)

Kit Kat (kitcastellan) | 53 comments Mod
" A writer sits in her writing space, setting aside the time to be alone with her work. Is she inspired? Possibly not. Is she distracted, bored, lonely, in need of stimulation? Oh, absolutely--it's hard to sit there. Who wants to sit there? Something nags at the edges of her mind. Should she make soup for dinner tonight? She's on the verge of jumping up from her chair--in which case all will be lost--but wait. Suddenly she remembers: this is her hour (or two, or three). This is her habit, her job, her discipline. Think of a ballet dancer at the barre. Plie, eleve, battement tendu. She is practicing, because she knows that there is no difference between practice and art. Practice is the art."

-- Dani Shapiro

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