Thursday, March 14, 2013

Some Observations on the Writing Life

"With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs."
~ James Thurber

"The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."
~ Mark Twain

"To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool."
~ Robert E. Sherwood

"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction."
~ William Faulkner

"I write to escape ... to escape poverty."
~ Edgar Rice Burroughs

"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing."
~ Kingsley Amis  


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