Quote Of The Week
"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."----F. Scott Fitzgerald
"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." W. Somerset Maugham
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." Cyril Connolly
“I am a part of all I have read.” John Kieran
"Becoming the reader is the essence of becoming a writer".
“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it’s taking place.”
George Bernard Shaw
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility."
"Out of the immersion in your own world, poems come, then you will not think of asking anyone whether they are good or not."
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
"The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond."
“I am a part of all I have read.”
"Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find."
"To imagine yourself inside another person...is what a story writer does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose."
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
"Always a more beautiful answer that asks a more beautiful question"
E E Cummings
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”Agatha Christie
"I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil."
“When you are in the field of creativity, you lose track of time. Only the flow exists”
"I’m angry at myself for finishing my novel instead of tweeting today."Steve Martin
"How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream."
"I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that ...love, remake a world."
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition”
“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."
"A book is a dream that you hold in your hands."
“I say the sentences again and again in my head until they sound right.”
"Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words."Mark Twain