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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“Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.” -André Gide

“I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me” -Hunter S. Thompson

“And that’s why books are never going to die. It’s impossible. It’s the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn’t only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.” -Paul Auster

“There Are Two Typos Of People In This World: Those Who Can Edit And Those Who Can’t.” -Jarod Kintz

“To be an artist means never to avert one’s eyes.” -Akira Kurosawa

“I’ve seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me, and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.” -Ernest Hemingway

“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.” -Red Haircrow

“Every morning, I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.” -Ray Bradbury

“Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism.” -Neil Gaiman

“If you write books, you go on one page at a time.” – Stephen King


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