“The last time somebody said, ‘I find I can write much better with a word processor,’ I replied, ‘They used to say the same thing about drugs.’” Used to say?
Original quote (in quotes) from Roy Blount Jr.
“The advice I continually give to young writers is this, ‘Learn to paint pictures with words.'” Have I ever mentioned that I’m a fan of Pollack?
Original quote (in quotes) by Brian Jacques
“Pollack” by Fling93 © 2006 Creative Commons
“Sometimes I think [my writing] sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.” Sometimes mine sounds like I poured a Diet coke on my keyboard.
Original quotes (in quotes) by Gene Fowler
“Death of the Keyboard” by wizitux ©2010 Creative Commons
“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.” I hope this doesn’t mean I have to dance on a battleship in my underwear. No one wants to see that. Trust me.
Original quote (in quotes) by Cher
Photograph “Cher Doll” by Battlecat © 2008 Creative Commons
“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” All bad writing is closing your garage door and breathing in your own exhaust.
Original quote (in quotes) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Photograph by Robin Bray-Hurren © 2013 Creative Commons
‘A man who is a genius and doesn’t know it, probably isn’t.” And a man who knows he is a genius generally isn’t one, either.
Original quote (in quotes) by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Photograph by Dean Ayres © 2006 Creative Commons
“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.” Huh. I thought it was like sex because it generally sucks the first time you do it, but gets better the more you practice.
Original quote (in quotes) by Virginia Woolf
Photograph by Churl © 2007 Creative Commons
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