30 May Quotes of the Week
I wrote an awful lot before I wrote anything I was really happy with.
When I’m driving the highway by myself is when I write best.
To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.
You are what you settle for.
The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.
– Marcus Aurelius
I made mistakes in #drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
The conscious mind is the editor, and the subconscious mind is the writer.
I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied …
Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up in your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.