Ten Quote Tuesday (#36)

Andrew E. Larsen

 

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

“I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.” -Philip Pullman

“A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. ” -William Faulkner

“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” -Robert Cormier

“You rely too much on brain. The brain is the most overrated organ.” -Woody Allen

“Discipline allows magic. To be a writer is to be the very best of assassins. You do not sit down and write every day to force the Muse to show up. You get into the habit of writing every day so that when she shows up, you have the maximum chance of catching her.” -Lili St. Crow

“If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.” -Kingsley Amis

“Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.” -Elie Wiesel

“A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.” -Tom Bissell

“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.” -Henry Ward Beecher

“You grow ravenous. You run fevers. You know exhilarations. You can’t sleep at night, because your beast-creature ideas want out and turn you in your bed. It is a grand way to live.” -Ray Bradbury

 

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4 thoughts on “Ten Quote Tuesday (#36)”

  1. “The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” -Robert Cormier

    Or second time…or third time!

    Like

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