Saturday, March 3, 2012
My Favorite Quotes About Writing, Books and More
A woman’s destiny, they say, is not fulfilled until she holds in her arms her own little book.
—Caroline Mytinger, Headhunting in the Solomon Islands
I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.
—Mary Flannery O’Connor
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
Here are a couple of quotes about life that I love…
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”
The truth of the matter is that anyone at all out of the ordinary has always a rather lonely life.
And I just thought this line from author Richard Peck was a brilliant way to describe why I’m not a “morning person”:
He wasn’t a morning kind of guy, even with a full night’s sleep. He had a problem with that quick shift from dreams to the truth.
―Richard Peck, Past Perfect, Present Tense (“The Kiss in the Carry-on Bag”)
What quotes inspire your writing or your life? Please comment below!