Friday, October 15, 2010

Take Five: A Dose of Writers Quotes

"You can't wait for inspiration to come. You have to hunt it down with a club." Jack London, author of Call of the Wild

"Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without exercise, the muscles seize up." Jane Yolen, children's book author

"I am always talking about the human condition--about what we can endure, dream, fail at and survive." Maya Angelou, poet

"Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience." Henry David Thoreau, author

"I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms 39 times before I was satisfied." Ernest Hemingway, author


Melissa Tagg said...

I love Jack London's quote! So true...

Jeanne T said...

You are so good at finding pertinent quotes, Beth! I like the one by Thoreau. :) I appreciate the insights you share, through others or through what the Lord teaches you. :)

Beth K. Vogt said...

I just love, love, love quotes. I have reams of them. They motivate me.

dtopliff said...

These will be encouraging to our MN Chris. Writers Guild (and to me.) THANKS. To (basically) quote C.S. Lewis in the Great Divorce, "Onward and Upward!"

Beth K. Vogt said...

Always glad to share, Dee! Onward and upward--together!