Ten Quote Tuesday (#30)

Jeroen Bennink

 

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.

If there is a particular quote you enjoyed, let us all know with your comments below.

Check out last week’s episode here.

 

Quotes

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” -Martin Luther

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see, and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” -Joan Didion

“The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.” -Arthur Schopenhauer

“The funny thing about writing is that whether you’re doing well or doing it poorly, it looks the exact same. That’s actually one of the main ways that writing is different from ballet dancing.” -John Green

“I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life. I can’t be satisfied with the colossal job of merely living.” -Sylvia Plath

“You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.” -Stephen King

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” -Ernest Hemingway

“The story is always better than your ability to write it.” -Robin McKinley

“My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.” -Mark Twain

“In many cases, when a reader puts a story aside because ‘it got boring,’ the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep the ball rolling.” -Stephen King

 

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18 thoughts on “Ten Quote Tuesday (#30)”

  1. I love that quote by Martin Luther. I pulled up one of John Green’s Vlog Brothers videos the other day just so I could write down that other quote! And as for the quote by Arthur Schopenhauer . . . truer words were never spoken.

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  2. Two very pertinent ones for me today. The first one I have struggled with for years and I hope it’s meant as reassurance. The second, very thought provoking…

    “The story is always better than your ability to write it.” -Robin McKinley

    “In many cases, when a reader puts a story aside because ‘it got boring,’ the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep the ball rolling.” -Stephen King

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  3. Love that you do this, Ryan. I currently ‘tweet’ quotes on a random basis, but you’ve inspired me and I might pinch your idea and do the occasional series on my own blog. On the other hand, I suppose I could take the easy route and just reblog yours! Can’t make up my mind.

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