"The discovery of new talent is the greatest reward that can come from [publishing house] editorial work. It is, in the end, the best reason for being an editor."

Robert Giroux (via writingquotes)

"Metaphors farfet hinder to be understood, and affected, lose their grace."

Ben Jonson (via hrtsmom)

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

– Mark Twain (via indulgentpen)

"When you are a writer you feel lazy even when you are working. Who gets paid to sit around in a coffee shop all day and type into a computer?"

Donald Miller (via coffeebooksandjesus)

"I choose to write because it’s perfect for me. It’s an escape, a place I can go to hide. It’s a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else. It’s a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own. It’s a book, when I need to be somewhere else. It’s control, when I feel so out of control. It’s healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.
And it’s fun, when life is just flat-out boring."

Alysha Speer (via what-strange-lives-we-live)

"I’m not a fan of ‘write what you know.’ If you don’t know, find out. I knew nothing about the Bible before I started writing ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’ That was kind of the point – to learn."

A.J. Jacobs (via writingquotes)

"I have a writer’s memory, which makes everything worse than maybe it actually was."

Amy Tan (via amandaeoliver)

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"Don’t get it right just get it written." -James Thurber

sapphirenaylor:

"Don’t get it right just get it written." -James Thurber


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