Thursday, 18 November 2010

On Writing...

"A metaphor is like a simile." ~ Author Unknown

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." ~ Baltasar Gracián

"Proofread carefully to see if you any words out." ~ Author Unknown

"I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork." ~ Peter De Vries

"A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote." ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

"Be obscure clearly." ~ E.B. White

"Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum." ~ Graycie Harmon

"Every writer I know has trouble writing. " ~ Joseph Heller

"The only cure for writer's block is insomnia." ~ Merit Antares

"What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window." ~ Burton Rascoe

"Loafing is the most productive part of a writer's life." ~ James Norman Hall

"A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." ~ Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades, 1947

"I do not like to write - I like to have written." ~ Gloria Steinem

"Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will." ~ Goethe

1 comment:

Mataeus said...

Excellent post, Jon - funny and poignant :)