Quotes About Writing for October

Yeah, yeah, so I’m a day late posting these… sue me. I haven’t been doing much writing lately myself — as I’m sure you can tell from the lack of writing prompts. I have to readjust my schedule now that the new TV season has started because I’m finding too many shows that I like. I’m limiting myself to one hour a night, so I can also get in some quality time with pen and paper! 🙂

“If you don’t care about what you’re writing, neither will your readers.” — Judy Reeves

“In a very real sense, the writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself. The publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax.” — Alfred Kazin

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away every time.” — Anne Dillard

“The imagination has resources and intimations we don’t even know about.”
—Cynthia Ozick

“My imagination has been overstimulated all my life by life itself.” — Isaac Bashevis Singer

“I truly think that you can’t go and stock your material, you have to leave the door open, and whatever chooses you, chooses you. You can’t go and wrestle it to the ground.” — Louise Erdich

“I still have no way to survive but to keep writing one line, one more line, one more line…” — Yukio Mishima

“The way to find your true self is by recklessness and freedom.” — Brenda Ueland

“Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.” — Anne Lamott

“If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced that there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader.” — John Steinbeck

“Writing is as much discipline as it is desire. Don’t wait until you’re inspired, because if you do, you’ll never finish anything.” — Christopher A. Bohjalian

“Whoever is devoted to an Art must be content to deliver himself wholly up to it and find his recompense in it.” — Charles Dickens
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