"Writing is a subtle art that is reached mostly by self-discovery and experimentation."
Jasper Fforde (via writingquotes)
"Try to be original in your play and as clever as possible; but don’t be afraid to show yourself foolish; we must have freedom of thinking, and only he is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things."
Anton Chekhov (via writingquotes)
"It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop."
~Vita Sackville-West (via criticlyanonymous)
"Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words."
Ann Patchett (via word-cavities)
"If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell you it again when you’re fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book."
Ursula K. Le Guin (via handatthelevelofyoureye)