Sunday 26 August 2018

Famous Authors and Their Quotes

 I love reading quotes by famous authors. There's truth in their wise words, they always give me inspiration and something deeper to think about. Here's a few of my favorite authors and their quotes.

  "If I waited until I felt like writing, I'd never write at all."  Anne Tyler

   "Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life." Joseph Conrad

    "Anecdotes don’t make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about." Alice Munro

    "No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence or whose attitude is patronizing." E. B. White

    "In order to write the book you want to write in the end, you have to become the person you need to become to write that book."  Junot Diaz

   "There is no greater agony than an untold story inside you."  Maya Angelou

    "I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose." Stephen King

    "Prose is architecture, not interior decoration." Ernest Hemingway

    "If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write."  Somerset Maugham

    "Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer."  Ray Bradbury

    "A writer without interest or sympathy for the foibles of his fellow man is not conceivable as a writer."  Joseph Conrad.
    "Half my life is an act of revision." John Irving

 "A word is dead
  When it is said,
  Some say.
  I say it just begins
  to live that day."  Emily Dickinson

    "Begin with an individual, and before you know it you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find you have created – nothing." F. Scott Fitzgerald

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