14 October 2009

"In The Mood For Quotes…"

“If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.” ~ Lord Byron

“A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.” ~ Charles Peguy

“If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it – I might be writing in my dreams.” ~ Danzae Pace

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” ~ Anaïs Nin


4 September 2009

"Quotes, The Latest"

I have been collecting a few more quotes. Quotes are wonderful. Quotes are memorable. And when done just right, quotes are awe inspiring.

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” — Joss Whedon

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” — Joss Whedon

“I dream for a living.” — Steven Spielberg

“The public has an appetite for anything about imagination – anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.”  — Steven Spielberg

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” — Nora Roberts

I don’t think you can write – at least not well – if you don’t love stories, love the written word. — Nora Roberts


28 April 2008

"Quotes on TV"

Quotes on TV today! Gees, it was the busiest weekend ever. Or so it felt like. *sigh* I have to shape up a synopsis on a refreshed proposal then send to my agent. I’m taking my time with this one because I’m moving into a new subgenre. It’s a little scary writing out of your comfort zone, but sometimes you just got to take the leap, you know? 🙂 *raising coffee cup* Here’s to leaping!

David Letterman
“Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.”

From “Taxi”
“The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel.”

Orson Welles
“I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.”

David Frost
“Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn’t have in your home.”

Frank Lloyd Wright
“TV is chewing gum for the eyes.”


28 January 2008

"Quotes, Anyone?"

Happy Monday. 🙂 Would anyone like some quotes…?

“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.” ~ Anonymous

“Never confuse movement with action.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop.” ~ Ralph Novak

“The cure for writer’s cramp is writer’s block.” ~ Inigo DeLeon

“My work is a game, a very serious game.” ~ M. C. Escher

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.” ~ Burt Bacharach


22 October 2007

"Quotes and Quotes"

Good Monday to you! Starting off the week with a few interesting quotes. I have writing on my agenda and a date with a pumpkin patch. 😉

Stephen King
“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.”

Paul Valery
“A poem is never finished, only abandoned.”

Ezra Pound
“Literature is news that stays news.”

Ray Bradbury
“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”

G. K. Chesterton
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”