Words from the Wise

Happy Friday!
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite writerly quotations – many which apply to life in general. Enjoy!

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit.
“No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.”
– Winnie the Pooh (AA Milne)

Half my life is an act of revision.
– John Irving

Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
– Barbara Kingsolver

No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence or whose attitude is patronizing.
– E. B. White

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
– Somerset Maugham

It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.
—Jack Kerouac

The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.
—Robert Benchley

There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.
—Doris Lessing
It is okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.
-CJ Cheeryh

And this one is a shout out to a friend and fellow writer, who shall remain unnamed.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
– Douglas Adams

Have a great week and please add any of your favorites in the comment section.


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