Sunday, February 20, 2011

Favorite Quotes

I feature a writing quote every month in my newsletter. I enjoy looking for them, finding just the right one for that month. Even though they're geared toward writers, many of the quotes are great for everyday life.

Some of the quotes I've featured so far include:

"What no wife of a writer can understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window." ~Burton Rascoe

"The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes." ~Agatha Christie

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." ~Baltasar Gracian

"Don't tell me the moon is shining. Show me the glint of light on broken glass." ~Anton Chekhov

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." ~Jack London

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." ~Scott Adams (I like this one for my scrapbooking.)

"If the sex scene doesn't make you want to do it--whatever it is they're doing--it hasn't been written right." ~Sloan Wilson

"Writing fiction is a solitary occupation, but not really a lonely one. The writer's head is mobbed with characters, images and language." ~Hilma Wolitzer

"Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money." ~Jules Renard

Is one of these my favorite? Yes and no. I love the last one because it's so true for writers. But my all-time favorite quote has nothing to do with writing:

"A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view." ~Wilma Askinas

Do you have a favorite quote? Share it with me. And if you want to receive my monthly newsletter, which includes all kinds of goodies along with the quotes, send an email to



Kathy Kulig said...

It's not a writing quote but one a writer should follow: "Never give up, never surrender." :)

Harlie Reader said...

I'd rather be alone for the all the reasons, then to be with someone for the wrong reasons.

"Some Kind of Wonderful"--movie

Ashlyn Chase said...

People will forget what you did; Perople will forget what yo said; but they'll never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Cris Anson said...

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. (this from a basketball superstar)

Tielle St. Clare said...

The quote I have in front of me which reminds me how to take people's comments is

"The truth shall set you free...but first it will piss you off."

I got it from an Anne Stuart book years ago. It was written on the heroine's t-shirt.