Seven Quotes About Writing

Last week, I shared some biblical advice to writers. Here are some more items to ponder:

  1. “Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation.” – Laurence Sterne, novelist and clergyman (1713-1768)
  2. “One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter — who was a child at the time — asked me, ‘Daddy, why are you writing so fast?’ And I replied, ‘Because I want to see how the story turns out!'” -Louis L’Amour, novelist (1908-1988)
  3. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
  4. “In a given year, more people make a living as professional baseball players than as novelists.” – Thomas Smith
  5. “Don’t rewrite – relive.” – Ray Bradbury
  6. “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” – J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  7. “Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” – Pearl Strachan

Write on!

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