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

Monday, February 13, 2012

Romancing Your Inner Writer (Monday Quote Day!)

Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing…the rest will follow.
{Jane Yolen}
I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss–you can't do it alone.
{John Cheever} 
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time.
{Lady Gaga}
Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to make speeches. Just believing is usually enough.
{Stephen King}
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
{William Wordsworth}
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. 
{Anaïs Nin}
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
{James Michener}
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
{Gloria Steinem}
I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
{Ray Bradbury}
Happy Monday and happy writing, Zigzaggers!!!
Have a lovely Valentines Day with your family & friends!


Journaling Woman said...

Jane Yolen's quote speaks to me, "Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing…the rest will follow."

Writing is hard work. I wouldn't do it if I didn't love it. :)


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Love the Nin quote!

Faith E. Hough said...

Wonderful. :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Love the quotes, they're very motivational. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ooh that last quote was inspiring!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, Laura, I've missed your blog!! I'm adding you to sidebar where you should have been all along! (Although you ARE on my classroom sidebar, because I send my students here all the time) :-)

Karen Strong said...

Love all of these. :) Ha, ha at Lady Gaga.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Julie Dao said...

Aw, I like the John Cheever quote about not being able to write alone without a reader! Love the Michener one as well. Happy Valentine's Day, Laura! May it be filled with lots of candy and flowers and love!

ali cross said...

Love this! My faves were the "tasting life twice" quote and the "kiss" (Cheever) quote.

Bluestocking said...

So cute! Happy Valentine's Day!

Laura Marcella said...

Teresa- That's absolutely true!

Diane- I like that one too!

Faith- Glad you like the quotes today!

Clarissa- Thanks and you're welcome!

Jennifer- I love that one! There's more to it which I'll be posting at a later date. I already had enough quotes today and didn't want it to be too long!

Shannon- Wow, that's awesome! Thanks! I hope some of you students like my blog.

Karen- I know isn't Gaga's great? So funny and so true that it's important to write dangerously!

Julie- It's hard to choose a favorite from this bunch! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day, too!

Ali- I like Cheever's quote a lot too!

Bluestocking- Thanks and a happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

Margo Berendsen said...

That Lady Gaga quote and the one by Ray Bradbury were unusual, almost shocking -and yet, I get it.

Colene Murphy said...

AWE! Those are perfect! Gloria Steinem was my fav.

Laura Pauling said...

I love that Lady Gaga approaches creativity like that and you can tell in her music too!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You always have the best quotes, Laura. Where do you find them all????

Charmaine Clancy said...

Great quotes!
Wagging Tales

Kristin Rae said...

Thanks for sharing all of these! I especially like Gloria's.. so true :)

Lindsay N. Currie said...

I love that Gloria Steinem one:)

Jayne said...

I love all of these quotes. I just wish I could somehow carry them in my heart when my fingers don't want to type and my brain wants to switch off. I need (hm, thinks aloud...) I need a multi-coloured zebra print corkboard where I can pin quotes and see it out of the corner of my eye as I open my notebook. That should do it. :)

Laura Marcella said...

Margo- I know what you mean!

Colene- I completely agree with Gloria!

Laura- She sure does. I think it's good to not hold back and just write dangerously!

Stina- Thanks! I find them all over! Mostly in books but also on the internet.

Charmaine- Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines! I'm glad you like the quotes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Kristin- You're welcome! I think we all agree with Gloria. :)

Lindsay- Gloria's seems to be one of the favorites in this bunch!

Jayne- Yes, definitely do that!! I have quotes all over the bulletin board above my desk and taped inside my desk drawers. It's good to have those sudden boosts of inspiration and motivation!