Saturday, January 21, 2012

Quotation Saturday

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
~John Locke

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
~Frank Tibolt

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
~Arnold Glasow

Note to self: finding a cool quote and writing it in your journal is not a substitute for Getting. It. Done.
~Betsy Cañas Garmon


Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.
~Rhys Alexander

Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.
~Ray Bradbury

If you find yourself imitating another writer, that doesn't have to be a bad thing, especially if you are a young or a new writer. However, you should be conscious of exactly how you are imitating him - word choice, sentence structure, motifs? - and think about why you're doing it.
~Poppy Z. Brite

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
~A.A. Milne

Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.
~Bronson Alcott

Women are the simple, and poets the superior, artisans of language... the intervention of grammarians is almost always bad. 

~Rémy de Gourmont

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!
~Owens Lee Pomeroy

~ ART ~

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
~Henry Ward Beecher

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

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
~William Faulkner

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. 
~Stella Adler

my life story

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