Before today's post, I have to tell you, this last weekend was a truly terrible weekend. A lot of stuff happened, and then I got sick, and it was horrific. I would say it's the worst weekend I've ever had. although that might be an exaggeration. In any case, I was feeling really down.
Then my friends here showed up at my door. They had gone to the store and bought me food and...
Immediately my entire life got better.
That is why the world does not stink after all.
Now. I've mentioned before that I have a thing for quotes. They just make me happy, and they seem all important and legit too because they come from famous people. So today I'm going to attack you with some of my favorite quotes specifically about writing!
On How to Write
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway
"Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love."
-- Ray Bradbury
“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London
“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
― Steven King
"Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth."
"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution."
-- J.K. Rowling
On the Nature of Writing
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
― Albert Camus
“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see.”
― Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
“I write for the same reason I breathe ... because if I didn't, I would die.”
― Isaac Asimov
My Favorite of Them All
"I'm a writer, and I will write what I want to write."
-- J.K. Rowling
I'll see you later for one of those annoying pet-related posts. :)
I'm an unpublished novelist, primarily of YA fantasy, and a freelance editor. I love psychology, cats, social justice, and love! I'm also a huge fangirl. More than anything, stories are my life.
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