Thursday, June 07, 2007

Writing quotes...

I have been remiss about my blogging. However, Sharon has tagged me to post my favorite writing quotes. What a task!! There are so many quotes about writing that are so wonderful. So I have selected some quotes that I like to highlight.

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Every writer I know has trouble writing. ~Joseph Heller

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. ~Baltasar Gracián

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes. ~Agatha Christie

Publication - is the auction of the Mind of Man. ~Emily Dickinson

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. ~Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades, 1947

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new. ~Samuel Johnson

A writer ought to comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable. - Mark Twain

Alas, I believe everyone I would have tagged for this has already been tagged! I hope this isn't some form of bad luck.


Blogger bevjackson said...

Every writer I know has trouble writing. ~Joseph Heller

This was comforting! Hiya, kiddo!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Arlene said...

terrific list, cheryl! love the doctorow quote — what a riot. and yes! agatha christie got it right once more — i get some ideas while washing up, too.


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