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

Monday, October 31, 2011

13 Spooktacular Quotes on Writing! Part 1

Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.
{Catherine O'Hara}

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
{Gene Fowler}
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
{Jack London}
Writing is so difficult that I feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment hereafter.
{Jessamyn West}
I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.
{Clarence Budington Kelland}
All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
{George Orwell}
Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies.
{Terri Guillemets}
The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories.
{Carl Gustav Jung}
When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.
{Raymond Chandler}
The sinister thing about writing is that it starts off seeming so easy and ends up being so hard.
{L. Rust Hills}
Writing is both mask and unveiling.
{E.B. White}
Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. Marlowe was killed by a man whom he was treacherously trying to stab. Pope took money to keep a woman's name out of a satire then wrote a piece so that she could still be recognized anyhow. Chatterton killed himself. Byron was accused of incest. Do you still want to be a writer–and if so, why?
{Bennett Cerf}
Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear–and devils, too.
{Terri Guillemets}
When you were a child on Halloween, what was your favorite candy to receive? Is it still your favorite now? Is that what you buy for trick-or-treaters? 
I wanted any kind of chocolate candy bar, especially Snickers and Kit Kat! Those are still two of my favorites. And yes, I bought those for tonight’s trick-or-treaters! I also bought Take 5, regular and peanut M&Ms, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Wait, did I eat all of it already…?!? ;)


Laura Pauling said...

I love the one about it starting so easy and ending so hard! So true!

Christina Lee said...

Hey there!! Oooh, I like George Orwell's quote!!

I like my Heath bars!!! Happy Halloween!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Some of these are so true, it's scary. Fortunately blood hasn't seeped from my pores yet.

I had to buy more halloween candies because my 11 year old ate the ones I had. :P

Emy Shin said...

"The sinister thing about writing is that it starts off seeming so easy and ends up being so hard."

THIS. So true!

Happy Halloween!

Bish Denham said...

The quote from Jack London has long been a motto, but the one from Jung rings so true.

Favorite candy? Chocolate, any kind of chocolate.

Bluestocking said...

Fun twist for quote day! I loved reese's peanut butter cups. Loved them. But now they are too sweet and I like chocolate with more cacao content. Ah well.

E.R. King said...

Fun post! The quotes are awesome. And to answer your question, I'm looking forward to eating as many Almond Joys as I can find. I tell myself the almonds make them healthy. Happy Halloween!

Kelley said...

Gene Fowler's quote SOO true. lol

My favorite candy then? Hmmmmm, I loved M&Ms, plain, they MUST be plain lol

Happy Halloweenie!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Love your quotes! Happy Halloween!

Laura Marcella said...

Laura- I know, it's so true it's scary!

Christina- Yum, I like Heath Blizzards from Dairy Queen!

Stina- No blood here either! But I guess we'll see when I'm old and gray and my writing career has been longer than half my life, LoL.

Emy- It sure is. Happy Halloween to you, too!

Bish- Mmm, I agree. Chocolate is the best at Halloween!

Bluestocking- Any kind of chocolate is still good! Except white chocolate. That's not even chocolate so I don't get how the name is in there!

E.R.- Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines! Thanks! I had fun finding all the quotes. And how you justify eating Almond Joys is how I am about any kind of chocolate bar with peanuts in it, LoL! Thanks for stopping by and commenting and have a happy Halloween!

Kelley- I love all kinds of M&Ms! Happy Halloween to you, too!

Kathi- Thanks and have a happy Halloween!

Faith E. Hough said...

Wonderful quotes!
And my favorite candies were nerds and skittles...yep, still are. :)
Happy All Hallow's Eve!

Tara Tyler said...

definitely a hypnotic demon slave driver making me do this to myself

fake cigarettes & bottle caps. heard of em?
and you're still a kid, your answer doesnt count (ha ha)

HaPpY HaLLoWeeN!

Southpaw said...

I only buy the best candy for trick-or-treaters. I mean what if I have leftovers? I wouldn't want to just throw them out.

Angie Paxton said...

LOVE all of those quotes. And Happy Halloween to you as well!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Heh, heh, the Raymond Chandler one gets to me, because in a recent WIP, when I was stuck, I blew up a train.

Turns out, it was the best thing I could have done!

Jolene Perry said...

How fun :D
Love what you found for today.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Go Jung! Meanwhile, really young bloggers are wondering "What the heck is a typewriter?"

Popcorn balls! Yes, I'm old enough I remember when it was safe to eat those from strangers. These days, I am all about the Mellowcreme Pumpkins.

Saumya said...

LOVE that you themed the quotes, Laura! True story: went through class today lamenting that it was Monday but when I opened my laptop, I remembered I'd see your quotes :) Haha.

Laura Marcella said...

Faith- I haven't had either of those candies in awhile! I liked getting them in my trick-or-treat bag, too. :)

Tara- LoL, I hear ya about the demon. And I'm not that much of a baby anymore and knew of those candies when I was younger too! My sibs and I weren't allowed to have the fake cigarettes, but there was always a neighborhood kid who was!

Southpaw- Exactly! That's my line of thinking, too. ;)

Angie- Thanks and I hope you're having a fun night!

Dianne S.- LoL, I love it! Raymond Chandler knew what he was talking about.

Jolene- Thanks! I hope you're having a fun Halloween night. :)

Diane W.- Hahaha, you're probably right! I didn't think about that when I included the quote, LoL. It's sad how we have to be so vigilant about accepting candy on Halloween night, isn't it? Now you shouldn't take homemade anything anymore :(

Saumya- Thanks! It was really fun finding these. Yay, so glad these quotes brightened you day! Hope you have a great week! :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

I love the one about going after Inspiration with a club. Great quotes.

Margo Kelly said...

fantastic quotes!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

After reading Bennett Cerf's quote, no I don't!
And thank you so much for adding my book to your list! I started doing a list several months ago and it's a joy to feature my friend's books.

Julie Dao said...

I love these Halloween-themed quotes!!! My favorite candy as a kid was a classic - just a regular mini Hershey bar. LOVED THEM. Also, Krackle. I still love crunchy chocolate!

Laura Marcella said...

Rachna- Yup, that on is a classic!

Margo- Thank you! Hope you're having a good week!

Alex- I hear ya! And you're very welcome. I too think it's thrilling to feature my blog buddies' new releases! According to my blog's stats that page gets hit often each day, so hopefully it's helping everyone's sales a little bit. :)

Julie- I love Krackle, too! I always get a bag of the Hershey's miniatures at Christmas time to put out in a little dish. I did that for Halloween this year, too! :)

Michelle Teacress said...

My favorite treat was Mounds. :)

I like your Halloween themed quotes!

J.L. Campbell said...

I can really relate to some of those. Particularly like the one by L. Rust Hills.

Laura Marcella said...

Michelle- I like Mounds, too! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great week!

Joy- I like that one a lot, too. It was fun finding these spooky-themed writing quotes!