Friday, August 28, 2009

Writing quotes that I now love =D

"People have writer's block not because they can't write, but because they despair of writing eloquently."
Anna Quindlen

"The writer who cares more about words than about story (characters, action, setting, atmosphere) is unlikely to create a vivid and continuous dream; he gets in his own way too much; in his poetic drunkenness, he can't tell the cart--and its cargo--from the horse."
John Gardner

"A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then."
C.S. Lewis

"Unlike politicians, storytellers know that you cannot sever reality from reality: all you are entitled to do is to re-imagine the world in order better to see and understand it."
Alberto Manguel

"You never learn how to write a novel. You just learn how to write the novel that you're writing."
Gene Wolfe, paraphrased by Neil Gaiman

"You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different."
Neil Gaiman

(all quotes found here)



  1. Wonderful quotes!!!

    Here is one of my favorites:
    "Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
    ~E. L. Doctorow

    I saw your NaNoWriMo counter... I'm so excited!!!! Have you done Nano before? This will be my first year.

    Here is my page:

    Maybe we could be buddies?

    Anyway, sorry for the long comment.


  2. Lovely quotes Hannah! I really like the C.S. Lewis one " A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then."

  3. Love the quotes :) the C.S lewis one especially