Saturday, October 17, 2009

Quotation Saturday

One nice thing about putting the thing away for a couple of months before looking at it is that you start appreciate your own wit. Of course, this can be carried too far. But it's kind of cool when you crack up a piece of writing, and then realize you wrote it. I recommend this feeling.
~Steven Brust

Measure your minds height by the shadow it casts.
~Rex Stout

You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday.
~Jonathan Swift

I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
~Herbert Bayard Swope

The only one who doesn't make mistakes is the one who doesn't do anything.
~V. I. Lenin

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than it be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
~Jack London

Writing a book is a adventure. To begin with it is a toy and amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him out to the public.
~Winston Churchill

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.
~Ray Bradbury

2 comments:

Stormcrow said...

please all the people all the time? Heck, I can't even please some of the people some of the time! :P

joni said...

you and me both. :P

J