On Writers and Writing

This week, a few of my favorite quotes about writers and their work. Because we all need a break now and then. Enjoy!

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.  John Steinbeck

It took me 15 years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.  Robert Benchley

I became a writer because there is no heavy lifting involved and you don’t need special shoes.   R L Stine

I believe more in scissors than I do in the pencil.  Truman Capote

The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.  William Faulkner

The essence of drama is that man cannot walk away from the consequences of his deeds.  Harold Hayes

Poets are interested mostly in death and commas.  Carolyn Kizer

House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Wrote 1500 easy words, so all in all, a pretty good day.  Neil Gaiman

He is such a bad writer they revoked his poetic license.  Milton Berle

All you need is ignorance and confidence and success is sure.  Mark Twain

Happy writing, all!