Friday, November 5, 2010

Take Five: A Dose of Writers Quotes

"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~ Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." ~Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist and short story writer

"How vain it is to sit down and write when you have not stood up to live." Henry David Thoreau, American author and poet

"You have to learn how to use your energy and not squander it. In the writing process, the more a thing cooks, the better. The brain works for you even when you are at rest." ~Doris Lessing, British author

"Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!" ~Edna Ferber, Pulitzer prize winning American novelist

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