I love books (and sites) of quotations (also proverbs).* There's nothing new under the sun, so I like to see what's already been said!
Since we are The Write Sisters, I thought I'd treat you to a few of my favorite quotes for writers. Please feel free to share your favorites!
All art is knowing when to stop.
What some people may not know about my books is that a very thin book usually means a very fat wastebasket.
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.
Always be a poet, even in prose.
Writing is a pleasure, and I feel that if I did not enjoy writing, no one would enjoy reading my books.
Imagination, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership.
The writer does the same as the child at play; he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously.
Writing means summoning oneself to court and playing the judge's part.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
It is often necessary for a writer to distort the particulars of experience in order to see them better.
I find the great charm of writing consists in its surprises.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Everything in the world exists in order that it may end up in a book.
The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed."
What writer doesn't agree with that?
*You may have suspected that I have one of those quotes sites! Mine is Kurious Kitty's Kwotes and I'm pretty good at making sure I get a quote posted every day!