Some favorite writing quotes

I love to collect quotes. I regularly post some of my favorites about writing on my Facebook author page. Here are a few. "The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs Nin "You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." ~Ray Bradbury "I try to leave out the parts that people skip." ~Elmore Leonard "Never use the word, 'very.' It is the weakest word in the English language; doesn't mean anything. If you feel the urge of 'very' coming on, just write the word, 'damn,' in the place of 'very.' The editor will strike out the word, 'damn,' and you will have a good sentence." ~William Allen White "I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." ~James Michener "The wastebasket is a writer's best friend." ~Isaac Bashevis Singer "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." ~William Wordsworth "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." ~Anton C … [Read more...]