Doubts

Jul. 21st, 2017 09:35 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“A writer must never speak of his doubts regarding his creation. It would be too easy to answer him: “Who is forcing you to create? If it is such constant anguish, why do you endure it?” Doubts are the most intimate thing about us. Never speak of one’s doubts, whatever they may be.”

—Albert Camus, Notebooks 1942-1951, tr. Justin O’Brien

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Gluttony

May. 17th, 2017 10:06 am
pjthompson: (lilith)

Random quote of the day:

“The only way you learn how to write is by writing.Because that is the way it is done. Because there is no other way to do it. Not one other way.Compulsive diligence is almost enough. But not quite. You have to have a taste for words. Gluttony. You have to want to roll in them. You have to read millions of them by other people. You read everything with grinding envy or weary contempt.”

—John D. McDonald, introduction to Stephen King’s Night Shift

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: (lilith)

Random quote of the day:

“When one has written a story I believe that one ought to strike out both the beginning and the end. That is where we novelists are most inclined to lie.”

—Anton Chekhov, as remembered by Ivan Bunin in A. P. Chekhov (tr. Constance Garnett)

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.”

—Lillian Hellman, The New York Times, February 21, 1960

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“Figuring out what the public wants, or even what the public is: that’s the job of pollsters and publicists and advertisers. All those people study the marketplace. But the creative artist can change the world. A true writer opens people’s ears and eyes, not merely playing to the public, but changing minds and lives. This is sacred work.”

—Allegra Goodman, “O.K., You’re Not Shakespeare. Now Get Back to Work,” The New York Times, March 12, 2001

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Blocked

Mar. 17th, 2017 09:48 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“When I sit down in order to write, sometimes it’s there; sometimes it’s not. But that doesn’t bother me anymore. I tell my students there is such a thing as “writer’s block,” and they should respect it. You shouldn’t write through it. It’s blocked because it ought to be blocked, because you haven’t got it right now.”

—Toni Morrison, Black Women Writers at Work, ed. Claudia Tate

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.”

—Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Locked Rooms and Open Doors

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Your reward

Mar. 1st, 2017 09:33 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.”

—Ernest Hemingway, letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, September 13, 1929

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Advice

Feb. 10th, 2017 09:21 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“Writers often give advice they don’t follow to the letter themselves.”

—Tobias Wolff, The Paris Review, Issue 171, Fall 2004

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Trashy

Jan. 17th, 2017 11:18 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“The main rule of writing is never to pity your manuscript. If you see something is no good, throw it away and begin again….The wastepaper basket is a writer’s best friend. My wastepaper basket is on a steady diet.”

—Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times, March 23, 1975

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Trashy

Jan. 17th, 2017 11:18 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“The main rule of writing is never to pity your manuscript. If you see something is no good, throw it away and begin again….The wastepaper basket is a writer’s best friend. My wastepaper basket is on a steady diet.”

—Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times, March 23, 1975

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“First drafts are for learning what your novel or story is about. Revision is working with that knowledge, to enlarge and enhance an idea, to re-form it, so that it says more and says it better.”

—Bernard Malamud, Bennington College Commencement, June 12, 1981

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“First drafts are for learning what your novel or story is about. Revision is working with that knowledge, to enlarge and enhance an idea, to re-form it, so that it says more and says it better.”

—Bernard Malamud, Bennington College Commencement, June 12, 1981

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Do it

Oct. 17th, 2016 09:45 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“Very few writers really know what they are doing until they’ve done it.”

—Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

 doing4wp

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Do it

Oct. 17th, 2016 09:45 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“Very few writers really know what they are doing until they’ve done it.”

—Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

 doing4wp

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.”

—Marianne Moore, The Paris Review, No. 26, Summer-Fall 1961

 hard4wp

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.”

—Marianne Moore, The Paris Review, No. 26, Summer-Fall 1961

 hard4wp

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Freelance

Aug. 11th, 2016 09:47 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.”

—Robert Benchley, quoted by James Thurber in The Bermudian

freelance4WP@@@ 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Freelance

Aug. 11th, 2016 09:47 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.”

—Robert Benchley, quoted by James Thurber in The Bermudian

freelance4WP@@@ 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Together

Aug. 3rd, 2016 12:09 pm
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“The gist of it is that no one writes alone: one needs a community.”

—Robert Bly, interview, The Paris Review, Spring 2000, No. 154

community4WP@@@ 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

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