On Writing

Here are some of my favorite quotes about writing:

 “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anais Nin

“You can make anything by writing.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” ― Jack London

“Grand. There’s a word I really hate. It’s a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.” ― J.D. Salinger

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.” ― T.S. Eliot

“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.” ― Flannery O’Connor

“Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

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