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 took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” -Robert Benchley

“No iron can stab the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place.” -Isaac Babel, The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

“‎A day in which I don’t write leaves a taste of ashes.” -Simone de Beauvoir

“Writing’s a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won’t rise, no matter what you do, and every now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could have dreamed it would.” Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

“The writer’s only responsibility is to his art.” -William Faulkner

“To become successful, one must put themselves in the paths of giants!” -Lillian Cauldwell

“It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.” -Lois McMaster Bujold

“I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life. I wrote that way too.” -Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

“The best fame is a writer’s fame. It’s enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not enough to get you interrupted when you eat.” -Fran Lebowitz

“There is no such thing as an “aspiring writer.” You are a writer. Period.” -Matthew Reilly, Area 7



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