Liz’s Quote Of The day!

Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”

—William S. Burroughs

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”

—Enid Bagnold

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.”

—Hunter S. Thompson

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.”

—Steve Almond

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”

—Ernest Hemingway

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

Beware of advice—even this.”

—Carl Sandburg

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.”

~ Harold Acton, Memoirs of an Aesthete, 1948

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it.”

—William Zinsser

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”

—Patrick Dennis

Liz’s Quote Of The day!

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

—Elmore Leonard