Easy reading is damned hard writing.
…I have this one nasty habit. Makes me hard to live with. I write…
Robert A. Heinlein
Those who write clearly have readers; those who write obscurely have commentators.
Writing historical fiction is a legitimate use of Multiple Personality disorder.
Peggy Ullman Bell
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you’re gone, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
T. S. Eliot
Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
(paraphrasing Mark Twain)
A great many people think they are thinking when they are acutally rearranging their prejudices.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Destiny is not a matter of change, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Write drunk. Edit sober.
Peter De Vries
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.