Ten Quote Tuesday (#47)

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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

“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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17 thoughts on “Ten Quote Tuesday (#47)”

      1. I was going to avoid my laptop today, but that quote helped me sit down and actually finish a page. I won’t even think about how many others I still have to write 🙂 Thank you, John.

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  1. These are great quotes. The favorite, the steinbeck one. it is so overwhelming.. The liar one made me smile though and we all need a smile!!

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