Simon & His Camera

 

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

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” -Herman Melville

“. . . All artists’ work is autobiographical. Any writer’s work is a map of their psyche. You can really see what their concerns are, what their obsessions are, and what interests them.” -Kim Addonizio

“A novel rough draft is like bread dough; you need to beat the crap out of it for it to rise.” -Chris Baty

“A good book isn’t written, it’s rewritten.” -Phyllis A. Whitney

“I just sit at my typewriter and curse a bit.” -P.G. Wodehouse

“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.” -Susan Sontag

“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you’re conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. He or she will recognize his or her life and truth in what you say, in the pictures you have painted, and this decreases the terrible sense of isolation that we have all had too much of.” -Anne Lamott

“A word is not the same with one writer as it is with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.” -Charles Péguy

“Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper, you can lose an idea forever.” -Will Self

“Don’t you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don’t even have to be true!” -Dave Barry

 

 

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