Writing is a topic that obviously means a lot to me.The first Awesome Quotes was dedicated to quotes about writing and it deserves to have a second edition in Awesome Quotes.
So here is a new collection of quotes about writers, the writing process and more!
“There is only one plot – things are not what they seem.” – Jim Thompson
Food for thought.
“A fiction writer is nothing more than the ambassador of an alternative world of their own design. Their success dwells in how many people their work entices to relocate.” – Carl Henegan
“A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote.” – Mignon McLaughlin
Can’t help smiling away at how accurate this is.
“As a writer, one is allowed to have conversations with oneself. What is considered sane in writers is mad for the rest of the human race.” – Alan Ayckbourn
So, I guess, I’m not paranoid.
“It’s often said that writers sometimes need to go around the block a few times to get where they’re going.” – Christopher Bram
Kinda like warming up before the game.
“People visit exposed and vulnerable; writers live there.” – Alisa Hope Wagner
Still smiling away at the accuracy.
“Flow is something the reader experiences, not the writer.” – Verlyn Klinkenborg
“I only write when I’m inspired, and I make sure I’m inspired every morning at 9 a.m.” – Peter De Vries
Teach me, O great master.
“Write what should not be forgotten.” – Isabel Allende
Easier said than done.
“A classic is a book that doesn’t have to be written again.” – W.E.B. Du Bois
Aaaaand that’s it for this week’s Awesome Quotes! Hope you were smiling away at all the accuracy as well. If you write then you definitely were. If you don’t write but are thinking of starting, these quotes either galvanised you to face the rigours of this work or you’re all like, “Chuck that crap.” Me? I’m somewhere in the middle. (Aren’t all of us once we’ve seen both sides of writing?)
Also, these Awesome Quotes aren’t over until I remind you to check in next Friday. So, yeah you know the drill, come back next Friday for more Awesome Quotes that reaffirm the wacky truths you’ve been suspecting of the human ‘civilisation’ (ironically derived from the word ‘civil’) and steel you to face aforementioned ironically named civilisation.