Thursday, July 7, 2011
Today is Thursday. This writer contemplates her day--lunch with a friend, appointment with a professional, read 100 pages of latest book, "How to be Single," by Liz Tuccillo and write. Time to get started on a second book.
The following is a collection of writing quotes:
"First sentences are doors to worlds."--Ursula K. Le Guin
"Writing is the supreme solace."--Somerset Maugham
"What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!"--D. H. Lawrence
"When the past is recaptured by the imagination, breath is put back into life."--Marguerite Duras
"Language is an instrument for the pursuit and control of meanings."--I. A. Richards
"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it."--Samuel Johnson
"In every man's writings, the character of the writer must lie recorded."--Thomas Carlyle
"A serious writer is not to be confused with a solemn writr. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or evwen a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl."--Ernest Hemingway
"I think of a writer as a river: you reflect what passes before you."--Natalia Ginzburg
"To write well is to think well, to feel well, and to render well; it is to possess at once an intellect, soul, and taste."--George Louis Buffon
"The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation."--Washington Irving
So what are you waiting for?
Go write something.
I dare you.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna