Wednesday, September 06, 2006
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train. - Oscar Wilde
When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth. - Kurt Vonnegut (he went to Iowa, you know.)
This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won't wash them away. I think this is a wonderful kind of person to be. - Anne Lamott, from "Bird by Bird."
Writing is like prostitution; first you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. - Moliere
Write without pay until somebody offers pay; if nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for. - Mark Twain (I think I'll ignore this advice.)
If I had to give young writers advice, I'd say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. - Lillian Hellman (I knew I liked her for a reason)