Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for . . .

Quotations. Here are some I like:
If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so.
Andre Gide (1869 - 1951) 
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000), Charlie Brown in "Peanuts" 
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. Lynda Barry

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.
Russell Baker (1925 - ) 

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock. John Barrymore (1882 - 1942)
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
Wally Lamb
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) 


  1. That last one always makes me laugh. :)

  2. I love that Russell Baker quote. I think that sums up my life perfectly.

  3. Absolutely fabulous quotes! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a kick! I think all writers should have the last quote over their writing desks, especially when we read 10 different versions of the right way to do something in writing.

  5. I love the Gide quote. Beginning writers would save themselves a lot of heartache if they paid attention to those words.

  6. Was John Barrymore was speaking from experience I wonder?!!! Love the quotes...

  7. The Barrymore one is priceless! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet entries are an