Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Authors who never give you something to disagree with never give you anything to think about.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw
The brain that doesn't feed itself, eats itself.
One of the things that draws writers to writing is that they can get things right that they got wrong in real life by writing about them.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
Fiction is a lie, and good fiction is the truth inside the lie.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton
Writing fiction is a solitary occupation but not really a lonely one. The writer's head is mobbed with characters, images and language.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.
Success comes to a writer, as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
P. G. Wodehouse