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

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Quote Day!

You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.
{Mark Twain} 
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
{Sylvia Plath}
It is impossible to discourage the real writers–they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.
{Sinclair Lewis}
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
{James Bryce}
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
{E.M. Forster}
‘Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are’ is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you re-read.
{François Mauriac}
When you re-read a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before.
{Clifton Fadiman}
When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them–then the rest will be valuable.
{Mark Twain}
Happy Monday and happy writing, Zigzaggers!!!

13 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

And self doubt killing creativity is so true - and worrying about the rules too much!

Jen Daiker said...

Mark Twain's at the bottom had me giggling. I love when there is humor mixed in! Happy Monday, fabulous!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love Clifton's quote.

Justine Dell said...

OH, I love all these quotes! Especially the one about self-doubt. Thanks for brightening my Monday!

~JD

Matthew MacNish said...

Love em. Especially the ones about being a different reader.

Shelley Sly said...

Sylvia Plath's and Sinclair Lewis's are especially encouraging. Thanks for sharing! :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

I can't kill my adjectives! But I could hurt them. LOL
Happy Monday!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Forster quote is deep!

Karen Strong said...

Love the François Mauriac quote. :)

Tara Tyler said...

my fave is that you cant discourage a real writer! aint it the truth! thanks for th inspiration!

Laura Marcella said...

Laura- I agree! Worrying about the rules too much is no good.

Jen- Me too! Twain usually had amusing things to say about writing.

Diane- I like that one too because it's totally true.

Justine- You are welcome! Hope you have a great week.

Matthew- I like that one too!

Shelley- You're welcome! I'm glad the quotes encouraged you today.

Jennifer- LoL, I hear ya!!

Alex- It sure is. Definitely a quote that makes you think!

Karen- I love that one! I'm a little wary of people who don't ever re-read a book.

Tara- I love that too! We writers are a tenacious bunch. :)

Susan Fields said...

I love that last quote by Mark Twain - that's excellent advice!

Laura Marcella said...

Susan- I think so too! It's great advice to make your writing stand out even better.