Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! If your creative juices have trouble flowing today, then read these quotes to nudge awake the sleeping muse.
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“Write the poem only you can write.” – Billy Collins
“The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died and then the queen died of grief is a plot.” – E.M. Forster
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” – Jack Kerouac
“I get a sentence, an idea, an image, and I start. I don’t know anything beyond it. I follow it.” – David Rabe
“Personality is everything in art and poetry.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“You can go a long way on short words.” – Joseph J. Romm
“I try to write about the stuff that torments us all.” – Danielle Steel
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.” – Virginia Woolf
“The best we can do is write words from which a kind of truth emerges.” – Muriel Spark
“I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.” – Francoise Sagan
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