Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wednesday Musings


“He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize.”
Oscar Wilde

“Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance.”
Dan Greenburg

“A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the keys.”
Barbara Holland

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.”
Joseph Heller

“A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.”
P.L. Travers

“The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”
William Saroyan

“Asking a writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp post how it feels about dogs”
Ann Landers

“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”

5 comments:

  1. Oh, an excellent selection indeed!

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  2. Fantastic quotes!

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  3. Thanks, ladies. I chose wisely today! lol

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  4. A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.”

    I have never heard that one - but it is so true.... sometimes I think as readers we dont value what authors have given to us - it is more than just words...

    Nice haul of quotes today..

    E.H>

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