“Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.” P.G. Wodehouse
“I have never thought of myself as a good writer. Anyone who wants reassurance of that should read one of my first drafts. But I’m one of the world’s greatest rewriters.” James A. Michener.
“In composing, as a general rule, run a pen through every other word you have written, you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.” Sydney Smith
“Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.” Maugham
“There is no great writing, only great rewriting.” Justice Brandela
“It took me fiftenn years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” Robert Charles Benchley
“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.” Moliere
“Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.” Ann Landers
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero
“If you can get people to ask the wrong questions; they’ll never find the right answers.” – Thomas Pynchon
“The devil himself gets in my inkstand.” – Nathanial Hawthorne
Heard on the Montel Williams show…
“There is no such thing as love at first sight. You don’t see love, you feel it.” Montel Williams.
… and you probably thought I didn’t watch trash TV. Montel is probably upper scale trash but he takes advantage of people’s pain to make a buck, even though he does try to help get the message out about some issues. Here, the Maury Povich show comes on right after Montel, I turn that off, I can’t stand it any more.