Quotes on Writing

Today’s a simple one. Quotes from authors, journalists, etc

The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.
William Faulkner
Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.
Ray Bradbury
To be a writer is to sit down at one’s desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone โ€“ just plain going at it, in pain and delight. To be a writer is to throw away a great deal, not to be satisfied, to type again, and then again, and once more, and over and over….
John Hersey
ย Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.
Stephen King
When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
Samuel Lover
Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. Itโ€™s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.
Rhys Alexander
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