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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“People do not deserve good writing. They are so pleased with bad.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If a book isn’t self-explanatory, then it isn’t worth reading.” -Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
“I write description in longhand because that’s hardest for me, and you’re closer to the paper when you work by hand, but I use the typewriter for dialogue because people speak like a typewriter works.” -Ernest Hemingway
“Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.” -Mel Brooks
“When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. ” -Isaac Bashevis Singer
“I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.” -Samuel Johnson
“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” -Annie Proulx
“Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they’re not absurd.” -China Miéville
“When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all I can permit myself to contemplate.” -John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“You don’t make art out of good intentions.” -Gustave Flaubert
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