Friday, October 13, 2006

An Ode To Writing


This is my favorite thing to do!!!

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. ~Orson Scott Card

Writing is a struggle against silence. ~Carlos Fuentes

Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will. ~Goethe

There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes. ~William Makepeace Thackeray


You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world. ~G.K. Chesterton

Sit down, and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. ~Colette, Casual Chance, 1964

One ought only to write when one leaves a piece of one's own flesh in the inkpot, each time one dips one's pen. ~Leo Tolstoy

An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere. ~Gustave Flaubert

Writing is both mask and unveiling. ~E.B. White

Most editors are failed writers - but so are most writers. ~T.S. Eliot

Okay, and one more:

The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 comments:

Polka Dotted Pickles said...

Neat! I should write some of those in my commonplace book! That pic made me want to use a quillpen. It looks like fun!

Erin said...

Those are so great! I'm definitely writing some down. :)

Sookie said...

I've used a quill pen before, and it's really hard not to get the ink all over you :)
Especially when it seems I always have trouble with normal ink getting all over my hands...