Another quote about writing
Re: Another quote about writingThe first one I can identify with.
Re: Another quote about writing*Wipes bloodstains off of keyboard*
i hear that Sam
Re: Another quote about writingA writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
Jorge Luis Borges
Re: Another quote about writingI think writers do it more than others.
Re: Another quote about writingAgreed. Plus, I find watching or reading about other people have such experiences can also garner quite a few "resources".
Re: Another quote about writingAsking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Re: Another quote about writing"When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing."
- Enrique Jardiel Poncela
Re: Another quote about writingI felt like poisoning a monk.
Umberto Eco (1932 - ), on why he wrote the novel "The Name of the Rose."
Re: Another quote about writingIt 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.
Re: Another quote about writingKeep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it's so hurtful to think about writing.
Re: Another quote about writingBelieve me, I try.. :narsty
Re: Another quote about writingDo or do not.
Re: Another quote about writingOnly a Sith deals in absolutes.
Re: Another quote about writingSo? :corran
Re: Another quote about writingWe live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind — mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.
~ J. G. Ballard ~
Re: Another quote about writingA great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
- William Styron
Re: Another quote about writingNot every story has explosions and car chases. That's why they have nudity and espionage.
Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum