Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Quotable Wednesday

Starting today, my internet access will be a little spotty. I'll check in as often as possible.

I'm always coming across wonderful quotes on writing. I thought I would start sharing some with you all. If you have some you would like to contribute, either leave them in the comments section, or shoot me an email, and I'll get them scheduled!

I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.  ~James Michener

You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you.  And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.  ~Arthur Polotnik

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood.  I'd type a little faster.  ~Isaac Asimov


  1. LOVE IT! Especially Asimov's. That guy was such a hoot. My contribution, which isn't writing so much as creating, but . . .

    "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ~ Albert Einstein

  2. I love the Polotnik one!!! And Roseanna's Einstein one is great also.

    "The story is always better than your ability to write it." - Robin McKinley

  3. I love the last one!!! :D

  4. Oh, I love collecting quotes. This one is on my website homepage:
    "I wasn't going to be one of those people who died wondering what if? I would keep putting my dreams to the test - even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadowland of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there."
    - Alex Haley

  5. I love writer's quotes :) They're always so cool and straight from the heart!

  6. My favourite writing quote is one from Jack London. He said: "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

  7. That made me laugh out loud, Imogen!!

    Anyone remember who said this quote? "There's nothing really to writing. All you have to do is sit down and open a vien."

  8. I love love love quotes! Writing ones or life ones, they rock. :D

    "You can't live by faith and by fear at the same time."

  9. My all time favorite writing quote..."Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader; not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon."