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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“It is all very well for you to write simply and the simpler the better. But do not start to think so damned simply. Know how complicated it is and then state it simply.” -Ernest Hemingway
“When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.” -Stephen King
“Words bounce. Words, if you let them, will do what they want to do and what they have to do.” -Anne Carson
“I can elect something I love and absorb myself in it.” -Anaïs Nin
“Ink, a Drug.” -Vladimir Nabokov
“Half of what I write is garbage, but if I don’t write it down it decomposes in my head.” -Jarod Kintz
“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.” -Aristotle
“Personally, I think that grammar is a way to attain beauty.” -Muriel Barbery
“We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds. My stories are a way of shutting my eyes.” -Franz Kafka
“You know, it’s a funny thing about writers. Most people don’t stop to think of books being written by people much like themselves. They think that writers are all dead long ago–they don’t expect to meet them in the street or out shopping. They know their stories but not their names, and certainly not their faces. And most writers like it that way.” -Cornelia Funke
“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty, they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.’ ” -Hugh MacLeod
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