Saturday, January 31, 2009

Writing Quotes of the Day

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make."
Truman Capote

"Great literature must come from an upheaval in the artist's soul. If that upheaval is not present, then it must come from the works of any author which happen to be handy and easily adapted."
Robert Benchley

"Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind."
Catherine Drinker Bowen

"I think you must remember that a writer is a simple-minded person to begin with and go on that basis. He's not a great mind, he's not a great thinker, he's not a great philosopher, he's a story-teller."
Erskine Caldwell

Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing."
Meg Chittenden

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