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

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Amusement

Those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while know I post quotes for writers every Monday. This month for the A–Z Blogfest, I’ll be posting quotes on Wednesdays and Saturdays aaaand on this random Sunday! Whether you’re writing alphabet posts or just reading them (or most likely doing both!), April Fools Day seems like the perfect time to post some amusing quotes on writing to get you all smiling as you embark on this crazy awesome challenge!
I write because I believe my words can change the world. Every paragraph, every sentence, every syllable I construct is written with the express intention of changing people and their families. I hope as you read this you are in fact changing and I hope you’ll let your families read this so they can change too.
Of course I’m kidding.
I write for cash and because as a child I was told I had excellent penmanship.
{Doug Ellin}
When I was a young boy they called me a liar. Now that I'm all grown up, they call me a writer.
{Isaac Singer}
Sure, it's simple writing for kids…just as simple as bringing them up.
{Ursula K. LeGuin}
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
{Groucho Marx}
Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
{Richard Curtis}
I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.
{P.G. Wodehouse}
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
{H.G. Wells}
I never write 'metropolis' for seven cents when I can write 'city' and get paid the same.
{Mark Twain}
Never assume that a rejection of your stuff is also a rejection of you as a person…unless it’s accompanied by a punch in the nose.
{Ron Goulart}
If you can write each day, do it, and meet a quota. Minimum 350 words a day. A baboon can do 350 words a day. Don’t be shown up by a baboon.
{James Scott Bell}
The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
{Marty Feldman}
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
{Thomas Mann}
Are you participating in this month’s A to Z Blogging Challenge? What is you favorite funny quote about writing?
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend, Zigzaggers! I’m looking forward to reading your alphabet posts and meeting new blog buddies this month! :)


Damyanti said...

"I write because I believe my words can change the world."

Love that line.

---Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Susanne Drazic said...

I liked the one by Isacc Singer. Might have been better to tell him he had quite the imagination, rather than call him a liar.
: )


Clarissa Draper said...

Funny quotes. 'Love the first one!

Clarissa Draper said...

Funny quotes. The first one is the best. Also love the one about the baboon and 350 a day.

Journaling Woman said...

I love Singers quote the best. I lied so much as a child. Those memories serve me well.


Bish Denham said...

LOL! I agree with Marty Feldman!

Julie Dao said...

You always find the best quotes, Laura! Love the Bell one about a baboon being able to write 350 words a day .... LOLOL

Kristine Asselin said...

Great idea for a post! Love it. Good luck w/ A-Z this year and thanks for visiting me as well!

Retro-Zombie said...

I am digging on the quotes, my post all month have one... nice!

Great start... to the challenge "A" is for Awesome!
Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

DL Hammons said...

When I was a young boy they called me a liar. Now that I'm all grown up, they call me a writer.

I love that!! :)

Laura Marcella said...

Damyanti- It's good reason to write, sure!

Susanne- LoL, you're right!

Clarissa- Heehee, both of those crack me up too!

Teresa- You just had a wonderful imagination!! ;)

Bish- Hahaha, me too!!

Julie- Thanks! I think Bell's is my favorite in this bunch!

Kristine- Thanks and good luck to you, too!

Jeremy- Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Good luck with A to Z!!

DL- You were that little boy weren't you?!? ;)

Betty Alark said...

Hi, Laura!

What an awsome blog! Very colorful, exciting,and intriquing! Glad to have visited today! I'll be back for more!

Enjoy the challenge!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The Richard Curtis quote is so true.

J.L. Campbell said...

Cool quote from Singer! It's been a pleasure following your blog this past year, Laura.

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are awesome! The last one pretty sums it all up! :)

Tracy Jo said...

I am participating and always enjoy your quotes! :-)

Barbara said...

I liked the second qoute, and yes, I'm also participating!
Hope to see you around :) Good Luck

English Speaking Zone

Laura Marcella said...

Betty- Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines! Thank you for stopping by and commenting and I appreciate the follow. Good luck with A to Z!!

Diane- Haha, yes I really like that one too! As slow as the writing goes sometimes, the money comes even slower, LoL!

Joy- Thanks, and it's been a pleasure following your blog too! I always appreciate your kind comments on my posts. :)

Jemi- It sure does. I love that last quote!

Tracy- Thank you!! Happy A to Z!!

Barbara- Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines! I hope you're enjoying the A to Z Challenge so far. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Cindy Carroll said...

Loved these. Especially the first one.

Margo Berendsen said...

So excited you are doing the A-Z challenge and what a great start!! Love the Ursula K LeGuin one especially!

James Garcia Jr. said...

Those are some awesome quotes you've got there, my friend. I love these quotes you find. How come I don't come by more regularly?? *sigh* Oh, yeah. Now I remember. If only I could figure out how to live without that day job!
Talk to you soon... Hopefully. :)


Tara Tyler said...

excellent & exhilirating quotes!

Laura Marcella said...

Cindy- Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines! Thank you! The first one is hilarious. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Jimmy- Someone has to make sure those raisins get packaged and out to the stores so I can eat them, LoL! Hope you're having a great week!

Tara- Thank you very much! I hope you had a good chuckle from them!