I've been "collecting" writers' profundities just because.......
and decided to gather them all in one spot and share.
So many of us share a love affair with words and so
I thought writers on writing might make for an interesting read!
From Hemingway to Plath to Chekhov and more......enjoy.....
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it,
you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours
and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.
That doesn't happen much, though.”
Catcher in the Rye
“There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
“You have to write the book that wants to be written.
And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups,
then you write it for children.”
“And by the way, everything in life is writable if you have the outgoing guts
to do it, and the imagination to improvise.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
The most important things are the hardest to say.
They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them --
words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head
to no more than living size when they're brought out.
But it's more than that, isn't it?
The most important things lie too close to
wherever your secret heart is buried,
like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away.
And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have
people look at you in a funny way,
not understanding what you've said at all,
or why you thought it was so important that
you almost cried while you were saying it.
“Don't tell me the moon is shining;
show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
Wit and Wisdom
...and by the way, for anyone who's
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here are the writing services I offer.
.......as well as the A to Z blog challenge!
W is for...Writers on Writing:
The Best Quotes on the Writing Life
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