Monday, June 25, 2007

Quotable Quotes

I'd like to thank Kate Hawkes for sharing these quotes with me. Food for thought.

"Is it constantly on my mind when i'm going clickety-clack on the machine that this is somehow going to enlarge the scope of human comprehension? I would have to say no, that's not what I'm thinking about. I'm trying to get the line done.'

'The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything.'

'It's no use. I find it impossible to work with security staring me in the face.'

'No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.'


  1. Cool quotes! Here's a few from my personal quotation collection:

    "If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing."
    -- Kingsley Amis

    "There is always a sheet of paper. There is always a pen. There is always a way out."
    --H.L. Mencken

    "Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens."
    --Malcolm Cowley

    "Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it."

  2. I wrote a script for a guy, and he said he liked it but he thought that I needed to rewrite it. I said, "F*** that, I'll just make a copy."
    --Mitch Hedberg

    I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
    -- Mark Twain


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