Midweek Writer-Rummage - Quotes for Writers

Best laid plans and all that … Had a post I’d already started to prepare but got interrupted by phone calls, and now time is running away from me.  So, I’m falling back on my failsafe – quotes!

“If I waited for perfection … I would never write a word” ~ Margaret Atwood

“And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right” ~ Ray Bradbury

“It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer” ~ Gerald Brenan

“Writing is a delicious agony” ~ Gwendolyn Brooks

“Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse.  It cannot be done.  You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal” ~ William S. Burroughs

“Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing.  Writing is writing” ~ EL Doctorow

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th” ~ Julie Andrews

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Being willing is not enough; we must do” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

“The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write” ~ Ernest Gaines

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master” ~ Ernest Hemingway