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Writing Quotations, Part VI December 10, 2017

Posted by Ronica Stromberg in Uncategorized.
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This year my gift to you is sharing the humor of other writers.

“Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.” ~ John Green

“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

“Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.” ~ Howard Nemerov

“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.” ~ Dorothy Parker

“Writers don’t make any money at all. We make about a dollar. It is terrible. But then again we don’t work either. We sit around in our underwear until noon then go downstairs and make coffee, fry some eggs, read the paper, read part of a book, smell the book, wonder if perhaps we ourselves should work on our book, smell the book again, throw the book across the room because we are quite jealous that any other person wrote a book, feel terribly guilty about throwing the schmuck’s book across the room because we secretly wonder if God in heaven noticed our evil jealousy, or worse, our laziness. We then lie across the couch facedown and mumble to God to forgive us because we are secretly afraid He is going to dry up all our words because we envied another man’s stupid words. And for this, as I said, we are paid a dollar. We are worth so much more.” ~ Donald Miller

“You’re miserable, edgy and tired. You’re in the perfect mood for journalism.” ~ Warren Ellis

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” ~ Steven Wright

“It is a writer’s greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry…” ~ Brandon Sanderson