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Thursday, October 2, 2008

T-13 #42 Favorite Quotes about Writing

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Whimsical Wednesday is in the next post.
13 Quotes about Writing

1. "The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." Anaïs Nin

2.
"Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say." Sharon O'Brien

3.
"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium." Norbet Platt

4.
"The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say." Mark Twain

5.
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
Peter De Vries


6.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
E.L. Doctorow


7.
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."
William Wordsworth


8.
"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it." Hannah Arendt

9. "
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page." Joan Baez

10.
"Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space." Orson Scott Card

11.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. Mark Twain

12.
"Be obscure clearly." E.B. White

13. "If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison

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Thursday Thirteens!
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Thought for Today
"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

29 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

No. 6 makes my day!

Lori said...

AMEN....I love to read. Great list:) Happy TT.

kitten said...

WOW! Wonderful! Love this one... "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."

lisaschaos said...

My favs are 5, 6 and 12. :)

Emmyrose said...

Such a wonderful list...
I love #7..

Happy TT!

anthonynorth said...

Some great quotes there. I hate the paperwork, too. But the finished piece?
Nothing in the world like it!
Okay, maybe one or two ;-)

Karen said...

I especially love #8--and it's the one of the hardest to practice.

Tricia said...

Great list. The Mark Twain quote is one of my favorites.

Meju said...

Great quotes...love #8!

Sue said...

These are all so inspirational, but I especially love #7 :) Happy TT

Sue said...

Oh wow!! I posted my comment before reading the others. I see #7 has touched many :)

Carmen and Jim said...

Amen to number 6. :)

Gattina said...

Very true list ! I missed it this morning, went to the wrong blog, lol !

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Great TT list of quotes
Happy Thursday!
Hope you'll check out my TTs,
My Before 50 Bucket List & Great Picture Books

Tammy said...

All wonderful quotes! Hope you're having a great day my friend! :o)

Darla said...

I love #5! It might even be better than Douglas Adams's “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

Joyce said...

Dear Storyteller,

Your wealth of quotes are such a resource. Thank you for them.

I always get a chuckle out of Mark Twain's "lightening" and "lightening bug" quote. :P

Linda said...

Great list of quotes! I especially liked #3.

Akelamalu said...

Great quotes Storyteller!

Mama Zen said...

I love that first Twain quote!

Debbie said...

Great list. #2,#11, and #12 are my favorites.

Diana M said...

Great 13. I love them all. I am going to forward this to my Daughter. She loves to put her thoughts and feelings down on paper.

Eve said...

Great 13!

AVT Coach said...

I participate in TT as well! This was a great list! I have committed to reading more these last two months and am really enjoying it!

The Gal Herself said...

I like #3. It articulates why I still like writing little notes to people, stamping and mailing them. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

yertle said...

I love these. Thanks for sharing.
#2 really speaks to me.

tumblewords said...

I love these - many of them are totally new to me! Thank you!

Michelle said...

What a great TT. It's given me such inspiration. My mother is a writer who just graduated with her second Masters which is in English Literature. I would really love to write with passion and full of grace like my mother. I still need lots of practice with this blog thing. LOL!! Happy TT to you!

Melessa said...

I think #6 has to be my favorite! Thanks for visiting my TT!

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