Awesome Quotes: Quotes About Writing II

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

Perspectives.

“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.

Toodles.

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Awesome Quotes: Quotes That Just Are True

Awesome Quotes is back! (Yay!). Sorry for the little delay but I had a bit of an internet connection-related snafu.

So, today’s (well, actually yesterday’s) theme for Awesome Quotes is quotes that are undeniably true and totally apply to life. They just convey the truths of life in the best way possible. You may just crack up at how uncanny the resemblance with your life is, or at how it may feel that the author of the quote can read your mind or has secret cameras that record your life. Or the quote may push you into a state of thinking where you contemplate a lot of things, only to realise your food’s burning on the stove. Either way, they move you. So have fun, and those that are thinkers, make sure you’re not cooking while reading this.

Also, quick update: this feature’s name has been altered to simply ‘Awesome Quotes’ (from ‘Awesome Quotes I Came By’) for the sake of brevity.


“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.” – Alfred Adler

If you’ve made a really good friend over time, you’ll understand this.

“If you don’t want anyone to find out, don’t do it.” – Chinese Proverb

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Acceptance is bliss.

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is more painful than being stuck where you don’t belong.” – Mandy Hale

“Some people will never ‘get you’. Do not spend eternity asking why. People will see you differently, just cherish those who lift your soul.” – Dodinsky’s Garden of Thoughts

Again, acceptance, and letting go.

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” – Danielle LaPorte

That’s who really matters.

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” – Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)


Aaand that’s it for this edition of Awesome Quotes! Usually I would say, “Come back next Friday for the next edition of Awesome Quotes!” but I’m going to be out of town holidaying away the Christmas so Awesome Quotes will return on the 26th of December. Sit tight, and happy holidays to ya’ll!