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

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Quote Day!

You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.
{Stephen King}
The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.
{Stephen King}

I get a strange sensation when I know I have hit on a good idea. It’s a kind of tingling feeling all over. I often spend months weaving my story in my head, dreaming it and living it over and over again before it is ready to write down, so knowing that you have found a good idea for a story is a wonderful feeling.
{Michael Morpurgo}
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
{Martin Luther King Jr.}
Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
{William Zinsser}
Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
{Harriet Braiker}
I believe language is infinitely malleable, a live being in our hands, which deserves our great respect and curiosity.
{Brian Kiteley}
Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.
{Malcolm Gladwell}
Happy Monday and happy writing, Zigzaggers!!!


Lindsay N. Currie said...

I love most quotes for Stephen King so I enjoyed that one a lot:) Thanks Laura!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Ha! on Stephen King's quote. He obviously never got feedback that left him ready to jump off a cliff. :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I can relate to the Michael Morpurgo quote, because that is exactly how I create a story.

Bish Denham said...

Love that first quote from Stephen King! (I'm going for a large glass of water write now.)

Rachna Chhabria said...

Stephen King's quotes are always wonderful. Love the quotes.

Colene Murphy said...

Oh, goodness yes. Another round of great quotes! Thanks, girl!

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for the monday pick me up! needed it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The last one is so true.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I had a great writing day today. Hope you did too!

Laura Marcella said...

Lindsay- King always has insightful things to say about writing! I got both of these quotes from his book On Writing.

Stina- LoL, actually I'm sure he did!! He was accepted right off the bat either.

Diane- I agree!!

Bish- Drink and be filled up!!

Rachna- Thanks! I got King's quotes from his book On Writing.

Colene- You're welcome! I'm glad you like them.

Tara- You're very welcome! I'm glad it helped!!

Alex- It sure is. Practice is essential for improving and movie forward.

Jennifer- I'm so glad to hear that!!

Clarissa Draper said...

Great quotes!

Laura Marcella said...

Clarissa- Thanks! I hope you're having a great week!

Naomi Ruth Thompson said...

I love the one about perfection being demoralizing, but excellence motivating. So true! And the Brian Kiteley one <3

Laura Marcella said...

Naomi- Absolutely. Perfection doesn't exist. It's too subjective; what's "perfect" to one might not be to another. But Excellence is definitely attainable!

Margo Berendsen said...

I love that quote by Brian Kiteley! Adding it to my collection.

Laura Marcella said...

Margo- Ooo, I know, that's such a great quote!