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Week 50 – Important Writing Quotes

Today I looked for “writing process” quotes on the Internet and found six of them. To make it lucky number seven, I’m adding my own quote at the end. And so, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado…

“Well, some days I find it impossible to begin, but I always spend my four hours down there and I may read magazines, I may do a crossword puzzle or check all the baseball averages or get some work done; there are days when it goes and days when it doesn’t go. But I think I have to go every day in order to earn the good days.” —Mordecai Richler

“I don’t worry about inspiration, or anything like that. It’s a matter of just sitting down and working…coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, ‘Well, now it’s writing time and now I’ll write.’ There’s no difference on paper between the two…you sit down and you just have conditioned yourself to: now it’s writing time and you have a deadline sitting out there somewhere and you’re going to do the very best you can here at this moment; and so you do it.” —Frank Herbert

“I’m in good form, taking no interest in things, neglecting clothes, meals, company, and feeling calm and stable as I write. Each word has broken out of its shell; sentences come thrusting up straight from my breast. I just copy them down.” —Bertolt Brecht

“I enjoy the process of writing. The torment comes in getting my bottom on the chair and in front of the typewriter.” —Caryl Rivers

“There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes.” —William Makepeace Thackeray

“The writing process, for me, consists of setting a deadline or lifeline for myself, sitting down, letting my pen or fingers do the thinking, and then revising from there.” —Joseph Sutton