There's no end
to the things you might know, depending how far beyond Zebra you go! {Dr. Seuss}

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday Quote Day!

“Writing about people helps us to understand them, and understanding them helps us to accept them as part of ourselves.” ~Alice Walker
“I write to find out what I’m talking about.” ~Edward Albee
“Look, then, into thine heart and write.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“I don’t see how a writer can operate without going out as a reporter. Think of the feast that’s out there.” ~Tom Wolfe
“The boundaries of our world shift under our feet and we tremble while waiting to see whether any new form will take the place of the lost boundary or whether we can create out of this chaos some new order.” ~Rollo May
“Everything that I have written has the closest possible connection with what I have lived through inwardly.” ~Henrik Ibsen
“Get a girl in trouble, then get her out again.” ~Kathleen Norris
“I let my characters do the talking, simple as that.” ~Terry McMillan
“When the plot flags, bring in a man with a gun.” ~Raymond Chandler
“I’m about to write a novel. The only problem is I don’t know if I am an I or a she or a he.” ~Elizabeth Hardwick

"I don't have a name and I don't have a plot. I have a typewriter and I have white paper and I have me and that should add up to a novel." ~William Saroyan

"There is only one type of story in the world–your story." ~Ray Bradbury 

Happy Tuesday, zigzaggers!!!

9 comments:

Jen said...

I like these quotes, they are a little different today... more thought behind each one. All are well said!

There is only one type of story in the world-your story... I don't have a name and I don't have a plot. I have a typewriter and I have white paper and I have me and that should add up to a novel... Brilliantly said.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Bring a man with a gun - I like that!

Melissa said...

ooooo. How brilliant. My favorite is still the first one.

Tahereh said...

beautiful, as usual :)

Matthew Rush said...

Great quotes! I love that you included Ibsen, what a great playwright!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the Bradbury quote - gave me chills. He is one smart cookie! :)

Saumya said...

I love ALL of these quotes; especially the first one!! Writing provides so many things, but it can be easy to forget that it also serves as an inward learning experience. We make sense of our lives and the human condition when we try to put it in a form for others.
Love this!!

Saumya said...

P.S. I also loved your previous post. Happy Anniversary!!! You guys make a beautiful couple and I love your story!!

Laura Marcella said...

Jen- I'm glad you liked them! Those last ones are two of my favorites!

L.Diane- Me too! Definitely a jarring way to bring on the tension and raise the stakes!

Melissa- I like that one, too!

Tahereh- Thanks!

Matthew- I agree! He has a bunch of quotes I like. I've probably used a couple already, but if not, there's more to come!

Jemi- I agree! That one gave me chills when I first read it, too. :)

Saumya- Yes, definitely! You're right; sometimes we think so much about the audience and the agent and all those outside forces, but it's also important to remember what we're experiencing through the writing process. That will make us a better writer! And thanks for the anniversary wishes!!!