What are your favorite writing quotes?
I just heard this one on Criminal Minds and I think it's perfect:
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
(1903 - 1974)
I just heard that one too and I agree Uninvited Writer, that was is a profound quote.
I recently read this one in O Magazine...
"In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway." - Junot Diaz (Pultizer Prize in '08).
this is one from Rilke in a letter to a young poet he was mentoring:
'go within and scale the depths of your being from which your very life springs forth. at its source you will find the answer to the questions, whether you must write. accept it, however it sounds to you, without analyzing."
It takes a million nice words to become a published author, but only a few mean ones to become a critique ...
the book is beautiful, if you ever have a chance to read it, or perhaps you have.
Letters to a Young Poet and it includes his poetry The Possibility of Being.
it is a must have for any serious writer, especially creative writing, poetry.
I found it a number of years ago on the bargain table at barnes & noble! and to me, it's priceless.
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
Not solely a writing quote, but one of my favorites anyway.
Here's an interesting one I just thought of ...
Anyone who can read and write well can never be found to be ignorant ... for surely they are well-educated.
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