The Write Quotations #4
Fantasy in Blue by Josephine Wall
It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.
Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith
There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
I try to leave out the parts that people skip.
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
Logan Pearsall Smith, “All Trivia,” Afterthoughts, 1931
What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.
Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
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