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A.D. Posey
Beauty is a heart with wings.
A.D. Posey
Like a flower, feel yourself rise above and begin to open.
A.D. Posey
Gratitude is the gateway to a positive life.
A.D. Posey
A loving heart, determination, faith, courage, trust, belief, truth, and a solid soul create the wings with which we fly.
A.D. Posey
Sand lines my soul which is filled with the breath of the ocean.
A.D. Posey
Love is alive when there's music in your heart.
A.D. Posey
When is now.
A.D. Posey
Believe so brightly that everyone sees the beauty in believing.
A.D. Posey
That which is cool is driven by the soul.
A.D. Posey
Peace is when we look upon the world together.
A.D. Posey
Our peace is our purpose.
A.D. Posey
One day, your light will silence the darkness, and you will be surrounded by the beauty within.
A.D. Posey
I hear you in the morning sun.
A.D. Posey
Be one with yourself and revel in eternal bliss.
A.D. Posey
A pen name is a nickname.
A.D. Posey
Every day is not a day to master but an adventure to experience.
A.D. Posey
Love is written by the soul.
A.D. Posey
Whatever you do, let it be lovely.
A.D. Posey
All uniquely defines itself.
A.D. Posey
Be still in peace and reach your highest peak.
A.D. Posey
Beauty is light set free.
A.D. Posey
Be the energy you want others to absorb.
A.D. Posey
Believe in people, they fly for a day. Teach them to believe in themselves, they soar for a lifetime.
A.D. Posey
Music is a writer's heartbeat.
A.D. Posey
The best writing speaks when the heart whispers.
A.D. Posey
Kind words change the world.
A.D. Posey
A good friend is a healing friend.
A.D. Posey
Every day, live in a way that honors who you are.
A.D. Posey
Film gives us a second chance at a first impression.
A.D. Posey
Life is beauty simply breathing.
A.D. Posey
Greatness is achieved through kindness, compassion, and love.
A.D. Posey
Happiness is individualized. Don't box it in. Let it fly.
A.D. Posey
We encounter truth within.
A.D. Posey
Drizzle happiness wherever you go.
A.D. Posey
Her words are her wings. She's flying.
A.D. Posey
Love is enough.
A.D. Posey
Transform into your dream.
A.D. Posey
Life is magic.
A.K. Kuykendall
My fingers burn behind the keys of my typewriter, the lettering fading with every thoughtful strike. The many words I write I dare not stall; my mind perpetually alert for my magnum opus call.
Alain de Botton
One kind of good book should leave you asking: how did the author know that about me?
Ash Gray
I'm a dot in the grand scheme of things. I don't matter, not even to the other dots.
Benjamin Disraeli
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Benjamin J. Carey
At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.
Benny Bellamacina
The life we're given is on a thread, so wear it well.
Bohumil Hrabal
No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep, it's meant to make you jump out of your bed in your underwear and run and beat the author's brains out.
Brenda Kay Winters
For a book to be a good one a reader must have a connection with the characters and identify with them and have the story hold their attention and want more
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.
Carmen Johnson
How are you supposed to know what to read next? This is the question that keeps us up at night, so at Day One our mission is to feed an audience of literature-hungry, time-constrained readers like you with a weekly lineup of talented authors, poets, and artists that we believe you will love. And if we can identify some of the next generation of literary stars, and cultivate an appreciation for transformative poetry and fiction, then frankly we will sleep better at night.
Charbel Tadros
Thus far, the only people who can grant you immortality are not scientists, but writers. By writing you into their books, they may not only immortalize you, but also grant you superpowers.
Charles Bukowski
What is your advice to young writers? Drink, fuck and smoke plenty of cigarettes.
Charles Bukowski
I walked around the library looking for books. I pulled them off the shelves, one by one. But they were all tricks. They were very dull. There were pages and pages of words that didn't say anything. Or if they did say something they took too long to say it and by the time they said it you already were too tired to have it matter at all. I tried book after book. Surely, out of all those books, there was one.
Charles de Lint
Having to amuse myself during those earlier years, I read voraciously and widely. Mythic matter and folklore made up much of that reading
Charles de Lint
Having to amuse myself during those earlier years, I read voraciously and widely. Mythic matter and folklore made up much of that reading
Charlotte Eriksson
No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it's a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don't need anyone to confirm it.
Chloe Thurlow
Between the lines of every book the writer reveals their own secrets.
Chris Mentillo
Get out of your comfort zone and go for it. I do this when I apply for lead acting parts in feature movies.
Chris Mentillo
Forget about how old you are, and get busy.
Chris Mentillo
Don't let your past dictate your future,
Chris Mentillo
You can have practically anything you want in this world, if you have great credit.
Chris Mentillo
Don't ever rely on one job, business contact, etc for your main source of income. Receive multiple sources of income for success.
Chris Mentillo
Start having more confidence in yourself, and others will do the same.
Chris Mentillo
A women does not become whole, until she has a baby.
Chris Mentillo
Writers are made, they are not born.
Chris Mentillo
Stop now and decide to never worry again about what others think about you.
Chris Mentillo
A woman does not become whole, until she has a baby.
Chris Mentillo
Have you noticed how prejudice still exists today? For instance, now they challenge famous people for their past achievements: People like Christopher Columbus and now even Vince Lombardi. Nothing surprises me. I never grew-up with prejudices against anyone. I don't care what color you are or where you came from. This sort of stuff to me never made sense. You see I grew up in an educated family. Education teaches you not to be so ignorant.
Chris Mentillo
Some of my greatest successes in business are simply the result of taking huge, calculated risks.
Chris Mentillo
A woman does not become whole until she has a baby.
Chris Mentillo
Have you noticed how prejudice still exists today. For instance, now they challenge famous people for their past achievements: People like Christopher Columbus and now even Vince lombardi. Nothing surprises me. I never grew-up with prejudices against anyone. I don't care what color you are or where you came from. This sort of stuff to me never made sense. You see I grew up in a educated family. Education teaches you not to be so ignorant.
Cynthia Dougherty-Bernal
Embrace your inner goddess, never let go of the light you carry within.
Daniel Marques
Some people get offended by what I write, by what I do with my life and by what I say to those they never saw. And they also get offended when told they are too stupid to have the right to judge anyone. These poor souls don't know that respect and intelligence are correlated.
David Gerrold
To say that a writer's hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement-it's like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writer's build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it.
Dodie Smith
Certain unique books seem to be without forerunners or successors as far as their authors are concerned. Even though they may profoundly influence the work of other writers, for their creator they're complete, not leading anywhere.
Donalyn Miller
Every book begins and ends with other people- the readers who suggest the book to us and encourage us to read it, the talented author who crafted each word, the fascinating individuals we meet inside the pages- and the readers we discuss and share the book with when we finish.
Doris Lessing
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
Dorothy Parker
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.
E.A. Bucchianeri
If you want to find out if someone is a true bookworm or not, give them a thousand page novel and see what happens.
E.A. Bucchianeri
... the reader is probably wondering that if Tolkien did indeed fashion two of his heroic characters from Catholic prophecies, what about the evil protagonists? Were any of them inspired by these little-known revelations concerning future times? The answer is yes, but to discover the links between the myth and the prophecies, we must venture not only into the realm of unnerving revelations, but also into the murky world of secret sects, dark plots, occult signs, bloody revolutions and conspiracy theories ~ we must probe deep into the burning Eye of Sauron.
E.A. Bucchianeri
If typos are God's way of keeping a writer humble, plot holes certainly keeps one on their knees.
E.A. Bucchianeri
Tolkien did admit that, 'As a guide, I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving.' In other words ~ he wrote about what interested him ~ and despite his protestation of including anything allegorical into his tale, Catholic history and mystic prophecy obviously received its fair share of attention ...
E.A. Bucchianeri
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E.B. White
There is nothing harder to estimate than a writer's time, nothing harder to keep track of. There are moments
Elizabeth Sims
... And the only way to find that honesty is to not overthink it.For your writing to come alive--to be multi-dimensional--you must barter away some control.
Ernest Hemingway
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
Eudora Welty
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.
G.K. Chesterton
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Germany Kent
Advice to my younger self:1 Start where you are with what you have2 Try not to hurt other people3 Take more chances4 If you fail, keep trying
Germany Kent
How to win in life:1 work hard 2 complain less 3 listen more 4 try, learn, grow5 don't let people tell you it cant be done6 make no excuses
Germany Kent
5 Ways To Build Your Brand on Social Media:1 Post content that add value2 Spread positivity3 Create steady stream of info4 Make an impact5 Be yourself
Germany Kent
Today if anything is trying to hold you back, give no attention to it. Get your hopes up, get your faith up, look up, and get ready to rise up.
Graham Greene
I doubt if ever one ceases to love, but one can cease to be in love as easily as one can outgrow an author one admired as a boy.
Henry James
Nothing irritates me so as the flatness of people's imagination.
Imania Margria
Capture my heart and my mind. Become my ultimate challenge, greatest vexation, strongest desire, and most precious blessing.
Imania Margria
Being able to inspire the body is an easy feat, but being able to inspire the soul as well is true talent.
Imania Margria
I always look towards the light of my desires, so I never forget where I'm going.
Imania Margria
In times of division and strife, build bridges to the hearts of those clouded by anger, hurt, hatred, and ignorance, so you can help open and understand their minds and hearts, and they can understand yours.
Imania Margria
When we release all the negativity in our lives and notice the beauty all around us, we'll see what truly matters in life.
Imania Margria
Be careful because brazen behavior and a powerful mind can hide a delicate heart.
Imania Margria
When regret and shame fades away, beauty will be in your heart to forever stay.
Imania Margria
Sometimes you just have to find something to keep your body grounded, your mind flexible, and your heart open.
Israelmore Ayivor
You don't become a good writer overnight. It takes persistence and repetition to gain mastery.
Israelmore Ayivor
You may receive a pie, eat it and forget. You may receive champagne, drink it and forget. But when you receive a book, you can open it again and again.
Israelmore Ayivor
You can't give what you don't have. To write, you must read. To write well, read well.
Israelmore Ayivor
Leaders inform, inspire and improve people. They educate, empower and enrich the value of their followers. They make impacts.
Italo Calvino
It's better not to know authors personally, because the real person never corresponds to the image you form of him from reading his books.
J.D. Salinger
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
J.D. Salinger
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
J.V. Cunningham
The finder of his theme will be at no loss for words.
Jack McClelland
I would not employ an author to referee a Ping-Pong match. By their very nature they are biased and bloody-minded. Better put a fox in a henhouse than to ask an author to judge his peers. (in a letter to the Governor General about the GA's Literary Awards & his issue--among others--with the judging system, 1981)
Jennifer Donnelly
And I knew in my bones that Emily Dickinson wouldn't have written even one poem if she'd had two howling babies, a husband bent on jamming another one into her, a house to run, a garden to tend, three cows to milk, twenty chickens to feed, and four hired hands to cook for. I knew then why they didn't marry. Emily and Jane and Louisa. I knew and it scared me. I also knew what being lonely was and I didn't want to be lonely my whole life. I didn't want to give up on my words. I didn't want to choose one over the other. Mark Twain didn't have to. Charles Dickens didn't.
Jenny Trout
Success and talent aren't even in the same neighborhood.
Jo Linsdell
There's no such thing as 'no market'. Some books are just niche orientated that's all.
Joe Hill
I see God now as an unimaginative writer of popular fictions, someone who builds stories around sadistic and graceless plots, narratives that exist only to express His terror of a woman's power to choose who and how to love, to redefine love as she sees fit, not as God thinks it ought to be. The author is unworthy of His own characters.
John Green
Things belong to the people that use them, not to the people who create them.
John Green
In the end, what makes a book valuable is not the paper it's printed on, but the thousands of hours of work by dozens of people who are dedicated to creating the best possible reading experience for you.
John Lanchester
The standard personality type for a writer is a shy megalomaniac.
John Steinbeck
As with many people, Charles, who could not talk, wrote with fullness. He set down his loneliness and his perplexities, and he put on paper many things he did not know about himself.
Josephine Hart
She's always loved writers, even more than the books I think. They're like personal friends to her.
Julian Barnes
The writer has little control over personal temperament, none over historical moment, and is only partly in charge of his or her own aesthetic.
Junot Díaz
We all dream dreams of unity, of purity; we all dream that there's an authoritative voice out there that will explain things, including ourselves. If it wasn't for our longing for these things, I doubt the novel or the short story would exist in its current form. I'm not going to say much more on the topic. Just remember: In dictatorships, only one person is really allowed to speak. And when I write a book or a story, I too am the only one speaking, no matter how I hide behind my characters.
Justin Alcala
Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you have in your sleep or the dissatisfied reality that awaits you when you awake?
Kate Morton
It'll be a change, says Marcus. Something different.Not a mystery.Marcus laughs. No. Not a mystery. Just a nice safe history.Ah, my darling. But there is no such thing.
Kelly G. Wilson
Don't let the covers fool you. Books, like lives, are wiggling, evolving, living things. They're not bound by pages or authors or schools of thought. They're not born when they're printed; in fact, they only start to live once they're read. So first of all, we thank you, reader. You dignify this work we do, and we're sincerely grateful for your time and attention.
Kilroy J. Oldster
We write, edit, and rewrite the story of our own life employing descriptive words, metaphors, and symbols. Our lives are full of symbols including those supplied by nature and religion, which touch upon the mystical and spiritual aspects of life. Symbols inspire enduring hope by formulating idealist expectations.
Kim Addonizio
. . . All artists' work is autobiographical. Any writer's work is a map of their psyche. You can really see what their concerns are, what their obsessions are, and what interests them.
Kim Edwards
Rows and rows of books lined the shelves and I let my eyes linger on the sturdy spines, thinking how human books were, so full of ideas and images, worlds imagined, worlds perceived; full of fingerprints and sudden laughter and the sighs of readers, too. It was humbling to consider all these authors, struggling with this word or that phrase, recording their thoughts for people they'd never meet. In that same way, the detritus of the boxes was humbling - receipts, jotted notes, photos with no inscriptions, all of it once held together by the fabric of lives now finished, gone.
Kyoko Yoshida
If rewriting equals rereading, we must logically conclude that writing is reading. If this is indeed the case, how could we possibly write under a ban on reading? The only way left is mouth-to-mouth
L. Ron Hubbard
When a work of painting, music or other form attains two-way communication, it is truly art. One occasionally hears an artist being criticized on the basis that his work is too 'literal' or too 'common.' But one has rarely if ever heard any definition of 'literal' or 'common.' And there are many artists simply hung up on this, protesting it. Also, some avant-garde schools go completely over the cliff in avoiding anything 'literal' or 'common'
L. Ron Hubbard
When a work of painting, music or other form attains two-way communication, it is truly art. One occasionally hears an artist being criticized on the basis that his work is too 'literal' or too 'common.' But one has rarely if ever heard any definition of 'literal' or 'common.' And there are many artists simply hung up on this, protesting it. Also, some avant-garde schools go completely over the cliff in avoiding anything 'literal' or 'common'
Lailah Gifty Akita
We write to strengthen our soul and the spirit of other souls.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Life is a rich literature. We are only writing the history of our time.
Lailah Gifty Akita
A reader knows the mind of sacred souls.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The written word is greatest sacred documentation.
Lemony Snicket
I'm not a stranger, I said, and pointed to his book. I'm someone who reads the same authors you do.
Linda F. Radke
Write from the heart. A book without a pulse is like a person without a spirit. Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications
Lindy Dale
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William WordsworthBeing an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. ~Graycie Harmon
Louisa May Alcott
I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.
Love The Stacks Bookstore
Authors: The only people you thank for leaving you emotionally devastated.
M.F. Moonzajer
Some people are in misery of carrying the entire world's pain on their shoulders. They are called writers.
Margaret Atwood
That is how we writers all started: by reading. We heard the voice of a book speaking to us.
Mariam Kobras
‎It almost felt like the dolphin of my heart's desire playing in the ocean of my life. - on writing
Mark Twain
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.BY ORDER OF THE AUTHORperG.G., CHIEF OF ORDNANCE
Mary Gaitskill
Writing is.... being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and to then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page. If the wrong reader comes across the words, they will remain just words. But for the right readers, your vision blooms off the page and is absorbed into their minds like smoke, where it will re-form, whole and alive, fully adapted to its new environment.
Meagan Spooner
Writer's block' is just a fancy way of saying 'I don't feel like doing any work today.
Miguel Serrano
As with men, it has always seemed to me that books have their own peculiar destinies. They go towards the people who are waiting for them and reach them at the right moment. They are made of living material and continue to cast light through the darkness long after the death of their authors.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Some of the people who hate me love some of the sentences that I have written, until they get to the name of the person to whom the sentences are attributed.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel.
Oprah Winfrey
Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell
P.D. James
All Jane Austen novels have a common storyline: an attractive and virtuous young woman surmounts difficulties to achieve marriage to the man of her choice. This is the age-long convention of the romantic novel, but with Jane Austen, what we have is Mills & Boon written by a genius.
P.G. Wodehouse
It was one of the dullest speeches I ever heard. The Agee woman told us for three quarters of an hour how she came to write her beastly book, when a simple apology was all that was required.
P.G. Wodehouse
My Aunt Dahlia, who runs a woman's paper called Milady's Boudoir, had recently backed me into a corner and made me promise to write her a few words for her Husbands and Brothers page on What the Well-Dressed Man is Wearing. I believe in encouraging aunts, when deserving; and, as there are many worse eggs than her knocking about the metrop, I had consented blithely. But I give you my honest word that if I had had the foggiest notion of what I was letting myself in for, not even a nephew's devotion would have kept me from giving her the raspberry. A deuce of a job it had been, taxing the physique to the utmost. I don't wonder now that all these author blokes have bald heads and faces like birds who have suffered.
Pamela Glass Kelly
We as authors sign a pact with our readers; they'll go on reading because they trust us to play fair with them and deliver what we've promised.
Paul Collins
Many people are partial to the notion that . . . all writers are somehow mere vessels for Truth and Beauty when they compose. That we are not really in control. This is a variation on that twee little fable that writers like to pass off on gullible readers, that a character can develop a will of his own and 'take over a book.' This makes writing sound supernatural and mysterious, like possession by faeries. The reality tends to involve a spare room, a pirated copy of MS Word, and a table bought on sale at Target. A character can no more take over your novel than an eggplant and a jar of cumin can take over your kitchen.
Pawan Mishra
Don't break the rules when you haven't fully figured them out yet.
Pawan Mishra
Ideas either age like fine wine or rot like potatoes over time.
Pawan Mishra
Cliches are the viruses that infect your writing with diseases.
Pawan Mishra
The good writing ideas don't have to be about political turmoil, mass killings, capitalism, racism, injustice, etc. Find that one idea that has deep roots in your heart.
Pawan Mishra
A writer gets to live yet another life every time she creates a new story.
Pawan Mishra
If you are a singer, you must sing. If you are a dancer, you must dance. If you are a writer, you must write. Don't suffocate your heart.
Pawan Mishra
As you become a better writer, the writing becomes more difficult. You toil harder to tell a story in a lesser number of words.
Pawan Mishra
If you think there is no time to write now, there would never be.
Pawan Mishra
Tell a story in lesser and simpler words.
Pawan Mishra
Don't interrupt when your characters take a flight of their own.
Pawan Mishra
If certain aspect needs to be inconsistent, it must better be consistently inconsistent throughout the story.
Pawan Mishra
Turn those deep feelings and obsessions of your heart into captivating pieces of literature.
Pawan Mishra
Writing a story is like going on a date
Pawan Mishra
Create a world in front of your readers where they can taste, smell, touch, hear, see, and move. Else they are likely going to move on to another book.
Pawan Mishra
A writer can do without food for a few hours, but not without the sight of books.
Pawan Mishra
Dreams are good at playing with your memory. They love leaving no trace behind and hate to show up once again in the morning.
Pawan Mishra
Be a good reader first, if you wish to become a good writer.
Philip L. Moore
If you can read & write then the opportunities are endless, if you just believe in yourself then anything is possible, you can become anyone and do anything, what's more is, you can take others with you!
Philip Larkin
There is bad in all good authors: what a pity the converse isn't true!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Books are for nothing but to inspire
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love what is simple and beautiful. These are the essentials.
Red Haircrow
I write to believe in goodness.
Richelle E. Goodrich
I love words.  I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail.  I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum.  I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over.   In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page.
Robertson Davies
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
Robin Sacredfire
Books can change the world. They represent a second chance for those that want to change their life and can't.
Robin Sacredfire
The secret to success is no secret. Be honest in your words, be trustworthy and share value. Most people won't tell the difference, but those that do are your readers.
Robin Sacredfire
You shouldn't write about your personal life', says the one feeling threatened by the truth to the writer.
Robin Sacredfire
Why do you think you are always right? Asks a dumb person that can't understand why I make a living as a self-help author or why she is wasting my time and I will never speak to her ever again.
Roman Payne
The lot of the brideto be wed before beddesired until rotten.The lot of the authorto be read before bedadmired then forgotten.
Roopleen
Don't let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.
Roopleen
If you have a dream, don't just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.
Roopleen
The world's greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.
Rukhsana Khan
I have a pesky little critic in the back of my mind. He's a permanent fixture and passes judgment on everything I write.In order to placate him, especially when I'm endeavoring to write anything as ambitious as a novel, I have to constantly mutter, 'I'm not writing a masterpiece, I'm not writing a masterpiece.'This mantra lulls him into a kind of stupor so that he pays no attention to what I'm doing, because after all, I'm not claiming it's any good. Slowly, and secretly, one page at a time, I write my story.I know I've succeeded when he grudgingly admits, 'That's pretty good.' And if I'm lucky, every once in a while, I blow him away.
Salman Rushdie
When a book leaves its author's desk it changes. Even before anyone has read it, before eyes other than its creator's have looked upon a single phrase, it is irretrievably altered. It has become a book that can be read, that no longer belongs to its maker. It has acquired, in a sense, free will. It will make its journey through the world and there is no longer anything the author can do about it. Even he, as he looks at its sentences, reads them differently now that they can be read by others. They look like different sentences. The book has gone out into the world and the world has remade it.
Shannon L. Alder
Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all.
Shannon L. Alder
The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself.
Shannon L. Alder
Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.
Shannon L. Alder
If you were born with the ability to change someone's perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give
Shannon L. Alder
Writing romantic fiction is the second chance that loved ones denied us.
Shannon L. Alder
God's justice will always be found at the end of a pen.
Stacia Kane
Readers have the right to say whatever the fuck they want about a book. Period. They have that right. If they hate the book because the MC says the word delicious and the reader believes it's the Devil's word and only evil people use it, they can shout from the rooftops This book is shit and don't read it if they want. If they want to write a review entirely about how much they hate the cover, they can if they want. If they want to make their review all about how their dog Foot Foot especially loved to pee on that particular book, they can.[Blog entry, January 9, 2012]
Stephen King
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
Stephen Zimmer
Rayden Strong
Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro
What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
When male authors write love stories, the heroine tends to end up dead.
Terry Pratchett
[Science fiction is] out in the mainstream now. You can tell by the way mainstream literary authors pillage SF while denying they're writing it!
Thomas Mann
A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.