Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quotation Saturday

On life:
The writer in me wants to revise,edit, revise,edit. The spirit of me wants to let it flow where it may. ~joni

Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.
~Lydia M. Child

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
~Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and without obvious effort something that most people cannot do by the uttermost exertion of their abilities.
~Robertson Davies, "Fifth Business"

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
~Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams

All writing is a process of elimination.
~Martha Albrand

There is no great writing, only great rewriting.
~Justice Brandeis

Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.
~Louise Brooks


Ro said...

But, it's Saturday...

Ok, you're allowed to make mistakes ;)

Stormcrow said...

I think writing is 33% Destination, 33% Determination, and 34% De-liberation.

Ro said...

Are you thinking of apparition?

joni said...

Ro, are you hearing things again???
ha ha
Our sever was not complying with me today and in haste I finally got this posted! Whew. You can be the outfielder. ;-)

Stormcrow? Are you nipping again. lol

What is up with you folks?
ha ha ha

Ro said...

You edited the subject. No I was not hearing things hahaha!

joni said...

teehee! Editor's rights! :P

Paul Champagne said...

~Homer Simpson~

joni said...

Couldn't have said it better myself.


Ana said...

Good quotes, Joni, though most talk about the same.

joni said...

Thanks for visiting Ana,
I know they the above quotes talk about the same thing. They are writing quotes. :-) Although quotes from writing can be almost any quote you read these days. ;-)

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June said...

My favorite:

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams

Thanks for sharing these quotes, Joni!

Take care,