Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10 Quotes of famous writers about writing


1. Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather

2. Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
- Richard Curtis

3. Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
- J. P. Donleavy

4. Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

5. A novel must give a sense of permanence as well as a sense of life.
- E. M. Forster

6. Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.
- John Scalzi

7. The historian records, but the novelist creates.
- E. M. Forster

8. My aim is to put down what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way I can tell it.
- Ernest Hemingway

9. All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
- George Orwell

10. I am a part of all I have read.
- John Kieran

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Five Inspiring Quotes of William Faulkner


This week I am writing about the quotes of some of the famous authors.

William Faulkner, (1897-1962) - Some of his famous novels are The Sound and the Fury, As I lay Dying, Light in August, A Rose for Emily, Sanctuary etc and many Short Stories.

Faulkner won two Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction. In 1949, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Five Quotes of William Faulkner

1. “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.”

2. “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”

3. “A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.”

4. “Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.”

5. "It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work. ”

If you want to learn more about this great author please check this page.