Quotes on writing

You know I loves me some quotes, so here are ten I heart on writing. Maybe they’ll inspire you while you’re writing/revising/editing/drafting too. Hope your day is filled with tons of creative things, and maybe even some unicorns…

…or at least some springtime flowers.

Photo by Kerri Maniscalco

Ten quotes for writers:

1.) “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ― Anton Chekhov

2.) “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” ― Stephen King

3.) “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” ― Ernest Hemingway

4.) “When writing a novel, that’s pretty much entirely what life turns into: ‘House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.” ― Neil Gaiman

5.) “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ― Robert Frost

6.) “Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” ― William Faulkner

7.) “You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you.  And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” — Arthur Polotnik

8.) “Write your first draft with your heart.  Re-write with your head.” — From the movie Finding Forrester

9.) “If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it – I might be writing in my dreams.” — Terri Guillemets

And for my favorite quote on writing this week…

10.) “If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury

Top Ten Weekend Quotes

Here are a few weekend quotes for you to enjoy. Some are silly, some are so, so very true. Happy Friday! XO

Top Ten Weekend Quotes

1.) Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.  John Shirley

2.) Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.  Author Unknown

3.) The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere, heavy, melancholy, standing still.  Jean Rhys

4.) Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.  Richard Rorty

5.) Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.  Bill Watterson

6.) The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend. Chuck Palahniuk 

7.) The whole point of the week is the weekend. Angela Montenegro (Bones)

8.) Oh come on’P.O.E.T.S.’? ‘piss.off.early.tomorrows.saturday.’ the weekend approaches people!” Dan Abnett

9.) Pancakes taste best consumed in periods of sloth on protracted weekend mornings. Ken Albala

10.) Some days felt longer than other days. Some days felt like two whole days. Unfortunately those days were never weekend days. Our Saturdays and Sundays passed in half the time of a normal workday. Joshua Ferris