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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“No book can ever be finished. While working on it we learn just enough to find it immature the moment we turn away from it” -Karl Popper
“When the writer (or the artist in general) says he has worked without giving any thought to the rules of the process, he simply means he was working without realizing he knew the rules.” -Umberto Eco, Postscript to the Name of the Rose
“All words are masks and the lovelier they are, the more they are meant to conceal.” -Steven Millhauser
Writing a long and substantial book is like having a friend and companion at your side, to whom you can always turn for comfort and amusement, and whose society becomes more attractive as a new and widening field of interest is lighted in the mind.” -Winston S. Churchill
“A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.” -Frederik Pohl
“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.” -H.G. Wells
“You either have to write or you shouldn’t be writing. That’s all.” -Joss Whedon
“The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly.” -Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot
“A novel is a mirror walking along a main road.” -Stendhal, The Red and the Black
“Strong words outlast the paper they are written upon. ” -Joseph Bruchac, Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
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