In the past year, I noted down this long list of quotes about writing.
It’s filled with sharp, witty and truthful words by famous, renowned authors (apart from Howard Stern maybe).
Good work doesn’t happen with inspiration. It comes with
constant, often tedious and deliberate effort. If your vision of
a writer involves sitting in a cafe, sipping an aperitif with
one’s fellow geniuses, become a drunk. It’s easier and far less
– William Hefferman
Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It
is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the
seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.
– Michael Crichton
In composing, as a general rule, run a pen through every other
word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give
– Sydney Smith
Only a mediocre writer is always at his…
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