Archive for the ‘Quote of the Night’ Category

Sunday Quote of the Night

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

“A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.”

- Albert Camus

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Monday Quote of the Night

Monday, November 4th, 2013

“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.”

— Harper Lee

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Wednesday Quote of the Night

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

“When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child’s hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an awakener.”

― Paula Fox

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Tuesday Quote of the Night

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

“You can’t ask me to explain the lyrics because I won’t do it.”

- Lou Reed

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Thursday Quote of the Night

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

“One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.”

? Emily Dickinson

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Tuesday Quote of the Night

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

“Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other ­people. Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted.”

? P.D. James

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Monday Quote of the Night

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“Hemingway said:
‘It don’t come anymore.’
So where did it go?”

― William S. Burroughs

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Thursday Quote of the Night

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

“The writing of a novel is taking life as it already exists, not to report it but to make an object, toward the end that the finished work might contain this life inside it and offer it to the reader. The essence will not be, of course, the same thing as the raw material; it is not even of the same family of things. The novel is something that never was before and will not be again.”

- Eudora Welty

Wednesday Quote of the Night

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

“Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.”

—Annie Dillard

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Monday Quote of the Night

Monday, October 14th, 2013

“Write while the heat is in you. … The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.”

—Henry David Thoreau

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Friday Quote of the Night

Friday, October 11th, 2013

“The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.”

- Andre Gide

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Thursday Quote of the Night

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

“Naturally my stories are about women — I’m a woman. I don’t know what the term is for men who write mostly about men. I’m not always sure what is meant by “feminist.” In the beginning I used to say, well, of course I’m a feminist. But if it means that I follow a kind of feminist theory, or know anything about it, then I’m not. I think I’m a feminist as far as thinking that the experience of women is important. That is really the basis of feminism. “

- Alice Munro

Wednesday Quote of the Night

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

“My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.”

- Anton Chekhov

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Monday Quote of the Night

Monday, October 7th, 2013

“The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.”

- William Goldman

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Friday Quote of the Night

Friday, October 4th, 2013

“The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.”

? W.E.B. Du Bois

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Wednesday Quote of the Night

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

“Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world.”

- Tom Clancy

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Monday Quote of the Night

Monday, September 30th, 2013

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

? Jane Austen

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Sunday Quote of the Night

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

“A poem is never finished, only abandoned.”

- Paul Valery

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Thursday Quote of the Night

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelves, write it.”

― Beverly Cleary

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Tuesday Quote of the Night

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

“There is only one way: Go within. Search for the cause, find the impetus that bids you write. Put it to this test: Does it stretch out its roots in the deepest place of your heart? Can you avow that you would die if you were forbidden to write? Above all, in the most silent hour of your night, ask yourself this: Must I write? Dig deep into yourself for a true answer. And if it should ring its assent, if you can confidently meet this serious question with a simple, “I must,” then build your life upon it. It has become your necessity. Your life, in even the most mundane and least significant hour, must become a sign, a testimony to this urge.”

? Rainer Maria Rilke