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

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Quote Day!

“The writing is first with me. It’s like when you fall in love. You make time for that person … whether it’s five minutes after work, or an extra lunch hour, or you don’t sleep until 3 every morning.” ~Hazel Dixon-Cooper
“Stay in touch with the first impulses that made you start writing–the pleasure of it and the interest of the story, and not so much the professional side of things.” ~Jeffrey Eugenides
“You want to begin by creating a villain. Remember that dirtbag who dumped you right before senior prom when you’d already bought a dress to match his tuxedo? Use that S.O.B.!” ~Dorothy Allison
“The difference is whether or not the keyboard imprint on your forehead is from using it as a pillow or smacking your head on it.” ~Christina Williams
“Laziness is when you sit on the couch for two hours and eat potato chips. Writer’s block is when you sit in a chair staring at the computer for two hours before relocating to the couch to eat potato chips.” ~Rusty Stroupe
“All books are divisible into two classes–the books of the hour and the books of all time.”  ~John Ruskin
“This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than for chewing gum.” ~Elbert Hubbard
“We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.” ~Robert Wilensky
“You must create another language and nourish it for years and years with what you have loved, with what you have lost, with what you will never find again.” ~George Seferis
“Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.” ~Colette
Happy Monday and happy writing, zigzaggers!!!


Jen Daiker said...

These are great and always leave me completely inspired. I recently made a few of my own and they've been working for me.

Writing is like eating sour patch kids. Some moments are sweet, others sour. All delicious.

Some novels are made to be brilliantly edited, others are made to just be brilliant.

Hannah Kincade said...

Thanks for my Monday inspiration booster shot! I need it so much! Now if only I could get you to email me an inspirational quote every day upon leaving my day job...;P

Matthew MacNish said...

I always love these!

Bluestocking said...

Mmm. Potato chips...

Great quotes as always, Laura!

Christina Lee said...

OOOh that Colette one really got me!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I love Colette's. :) Thanks for sharing these, Laura!

Laura Pauling said...

I like the keyboard imprint on the forehead one - any writer can relate to that!

Melissa said...

Hahaha the one about laziness and writer's block had me laughing out loud!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ok, Rusty Stroupe's made me crack a smile.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Happy Monday!

Jemi Fraser said...

Hubbard's my favourite this week :)

Colene Murphy said...

I love quote Mondays!!

Julie Musil said...

LOVE the one by Seferis. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Thanks for the monday inspiration. It has kinda become a ritual for me.

Laura Marcella said...

Jen- I love your quotes, Jen! I hope you don't mind if I use them in a future quote day!

Hannah- Lol, well there'll be Monday Quote Days for a while yet anyway!

Matthew- Glad to hear it! Thanks for stopping by!

Bluestocking- You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

Christina- Oooo, I know. That one is deep!

Elizabeth- I like that one a lot, too. You're welcome, and thanks for stopping by!

Laura- Lol, me too! I think that's my favorite of the bunch. It's too funny! (And kind of true, haha.)

Melissa- I love that one, too!

Jennifer- That's a funny one! You're welcome and hope you're having a good week!

Jemi- I like that one too. It's too true!

Colene- Yay, I'm glad! Thanks for stopping by!

Julie- Me too, that one is deep!

Rachna- You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoy the quote posts! Hope you're having a good week!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

That last quote by Colette is so true. Very painful, but true just the same.

Hope all is going well for you!

Laura Howard said...

I can relate to so many, if not all of these!!

Carla said...

The first one made me laugh...writing kept me up WAY too late last night! Now I know it's okay. ;)


Laura Marcella said...

Kathi- Colette's seems to be a lot of people's favorite this week. It's a deep quote! Hope things are going well with you this week, too!

Laura- Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines! I know what you mean. It's tough to pick a favorite! Thanks for stopping by and commenting and I appreciate the follow!

Carla- Lol, writing does keep us awake sometimes! Hope you catch up on your sleep. :)