a blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God. -Sidney Sheldon
there's no such things as writer's block. that was invented by ppl in California who couldn't write. -Terry Pratchett. (LOLOL, everyone knows California losers try2b winners).
all the information you need can be given in dialogue. -elmore Leonard. "she said"
it's none of their bizz that you have 2learn 2write. let em think born that way -hemingway
a wounded deer leaps the highest .- Emily dickinson
almost any1 can be author; bizz : to collect money &fame from state of being -a a Milne .
most of basic material person works w acquired b4 age of 15. -willa Cather. YUP maniacs
I went for years not finishing anything. bc, ofc, when you finish, you're judged. -erica Jong
only thing I was fit for : writing.. never fit for real work, &writing didn't require any. -r baker
a professional writer is an amateur who doesn't quit -Richard bach
easy reading is damn hard writing. -Nathaniel Hawthorne.
being a good writer =3% talent, 97% not being distracted by internet. -anon .EVERYTHING
"books that world calls immoral r books that show world its own shame." (nazi burned..)
writing is a delicious agony. -gwendolyn brooks . (it's not "all that," y'all. these r words).
writers live twice. -Natalie Goldberg. good , or bad thing ? they def pay attention..
fill your paper w the breathings of your heart. -William Wordsworth. (duh, "romantic")
write about what you're afraid to write about -cec murphy. " call me out, to call me in "
desire to reach for stars is ambitious (dumb). desire to reach hearts =wise.
your intuition (Creator) knows what to write, so get out the way -Ray Bradbury
no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you -"I know why caged bird sings"
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if you can , keep your head when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.