Friday, May 28, 2010

Funny Quotes on Writing

"Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a
lamppost how it feels about dogs."
~ Christopher Hampton

"If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an
apostrophe with fur."
~ Doug Larson

"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for
other people."
~ Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

"Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' "
~ Jef Mallett Frazz, 07-29-07

"Never tell anyone that you're writing a book, going on a diet, exercising,
taking a course, or quitting smoking. They'll encourage you to death."
~ Lynn Johnston (1947 - ), For Better or For Worse, 07-15-06

My personal favorite was Thomas Mann's. And your's?

Happy Weekend,

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  1. I like the Fraaz quote. Because now as I'm heading into revisions of my MS, I'm needing all the motivation I can to get the story as smooth and seamless as possible!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jen! :-)

  2. The first one made me laugh! Great quotes, Jeanette. :-)

  3. I like the first one too! The second one confused me. I read it for like two minutes and then realized what I was doing and told myself to move on. (sometimes my blondness is more noticeable than others)

  4. LOL...these are great! I liked the first one too!!!

  5. I like the first one. Cute.

    I'll check in on your interview. Have a great weekend! :O)

  6. I like the lamppost one. It just made me laugh. Since my kids are fighting and it is barely 8am, I needed a laugh!
    ~ Wendy

  7. Hello my friend. I love that you put your followers at the top of your page. Havent stopped by for a while. Hope all is well for you. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  8. I enjoyed them all! Thanks for sharing them:)

  9. They are all good, but I like the Thomas Mann one, too. :)

  10. These are all good ones below is one I ran across years ago.

    Writing a book is an adventure: it begins as an amusement, then it becomes a mistress, then a master, and finally a tyrant. --Winston Churchill

  11. Mr. Frazz has got me! ANd I think I've read a few books that have that implication! Have a great long weekend Jen!

  12. Hi Jen -

    I can attest to the truth of the quote on how people will encourage you to death. A neighbor asked me today if my book was published. It is a regular theme with anyone, who knows I'm a writer.


  13. I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow, and I’m glad I did. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become one as well.

  14. Jen:
    I like the Fraaz quote. To me, good writing is like being on the scene.

  15. Never mind the quotations; I adore your Suzie Ducken graphic! So very sweet! All those Suzie's Zoo characters are favourites of mine and my grandchildren and turn up in several of their baby albums.

    Have a nice weekend, Jen.


  16. Sorry Jeanette!! I decided to do a post on Memorial Day for today. I didn't realize you had already promoted the post! I have it scheduled to run next Sunday, June 6.


  17. I like the quotes, esp the one by Jeff.


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