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Stolen Inspiration

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"You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club." --Jack London

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"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." --Ernest Hemingway


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"A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket." --Charles Peguy


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"I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." --James Michener


And my favorite favorite:

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"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." --E.L. Doctorow

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juliakarr
Feb. 16th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and YES! :)
edgyauthor
Feb. 17th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
These quotes are made of pure genius, especially that last one!
fandoria
Feb. 18th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
I don't know which I like more: the quotes or the pictures that go with them.
ext_179215
Feb. 18th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
That last one is on my business cards, lol!

The Hemingway quote, there is a similar quote by Walter "Red" Smith.

"There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein."
~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith
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