Quotes, Anyone? by Lindsay Bandy,

What are your favorite quotes about writing/illustrating? Please share in the comments!


Here are a few of mine….

“If all of writing was as difficult as the first 50 pages, I probably would have wimped out years ago and found myself a new vocation.” -K.M. Weiland

“Take your readers by the heart, and they’ll follow you anywhere.” -Audrey Couloumbis

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” -Robert Frost

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

“I have written you down/Now you will live forever.” -“Poet” by Bastille

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8 Responses to Quotes, Anyone? by Lindsay Bandy,

  1. Sandy Asher says:

    “To become a writer, you sit down at a typewriter. Ten years later, you stand up, and you’re a writer.” William Faulkner (“Computers have not sped up the apprenticeship.” Sandy Asher) I also like “You have to write a million lousy words before you’re allowed to write any good ones,” but I don’t know the source. Possibly it takes 10 years to write a million lousy words.

  2. Sandy Asher says:

    Faulkner is also reported to have said something on the order of “I write only when I’m inspired. Fortunately, I’m inspired every morning at 9 o’clock.”

  3. Sharing my favorite quote: “Never hesitate to imitate another writer. Imitation is part of the creative process for someone learning an art or craft. Bach and Picasso didn’t spring full-blown as Bach and Picasso; they needed models. This is especially true of writing.” ~William Zinsser
    ~Suzy Leopold

  4. Helen Kitrosser says:

    Two of my favorite writing quotes are: “Good writing depends on simple sensitive depiction of the small things of life.” Marianne Moore and “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Anton Chekhov

  5. “Higher forces speak to us through writing. Call them inspiration, the Muses, Angels, God, Hunches, Intuition, Guidance, or simply a good story—whatever you call them, they connect us to something larger than ourselves that allows us to live with greater vigor and optimism,” from The Right to Write, by Julia Cameron.

  6. hmmmmm says:

    “I write to find out.”
    -Elmore Leonard

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