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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“The only pictures worth making are the ones that are playing with fire.” -Billy Wilder

“A short story is a love affair; a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.” -Lorrie Moore

“You never know what you will learn ’til you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.” -Anita Brookner

“Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness.” -Kahlil Gibran

“One should be able to return to the first sentence of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.” -Gloria Naylor

“I type in one place, but I write all over the house.” -Toni Morrison

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. ” -Orson Welles

“Somehow, as a writer, you tend to use words to paper over structural cracks.” -Stephen Fry

“Human life is fiction’s only theme.” -Eudora Welty

“While many things are too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.” -Thomas Hardy



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