Monday, July 6, 2009
Writing Quotes of the Day
"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper."
Isaac Bashevis Singer
"Writing is a struggle against silence."
"The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation."
"All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realize that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We are been taught to be ashamed of not being 'outgoing'. But a writer's job is ingoing."
Ursula K. LeGuin
"All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary - it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences."
"The writer who cares more about words than about story – characters, action, setting, atmosphere – is unlikely to create a vivid and continuous dream; he gets in his own way too much; in his poetic drunkenness, he can't tell the cart – and its cargo – from the horse."
"It's better to write about things you feel than about things you know about."
L P. Hartley
"Stories are living and dynamic. Stories exist to be exchanged. They are the currency of Human Growth."
"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you."
"The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories."
Carl Gustav Jung