Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Quotes about writing

Here are a few of my favourites:

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
Olin Miller

Easy reading is damned hard writing.

Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish.
Monica Dickens

Only ambitious nonentities and hearty mediocrities exhibit their rough drafts. It's like passing around samples of sputum.
Vladimir Nabokov

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Oscar Wilde

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