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I was going through Goodreads and found these hilarious quotes on writing. What is your favourite?
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
― Stephen King, On Writing
“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
― Flannery O’Connor
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
― E.L. Doctorow
“Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.”
― Author Unknown
Edit 6/04/2013 Adding images to quotes to share:
– Ermisenda Alvarez
those are good quotes!!! thanks for sharing
No worries, Terry. I’m glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
I love these! I can’t decide which is my favorite. The last two are great!
The last one tricked me, so I just had to put it up! Oh proofreading… 😀
Here’s a great funny video about proofreading, titled ‘The The Impotence of Proofreading’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c03YCBo3z8
Thanks for commenting, Marisa! 🙂
Kvenna Ráð said:
Stephen King. Every time.
He’s got so many great ones! 😀
I love the Doctorow one 🙂
Doctorow – although it is true!
lol, it’s scary true :p
Studying psychology, I found that one particularly funny as well. 😀 It’s the only way to keep the voices at bay.
The best Steven King quote I ever heard was “People think I’m some kind of monster. But actually I have the heart of a young boy. I keep in a jar in my desk!”
I also like Brendan Behan’s “I’m a drinker with a writing problem”
Bahaha! I love Behans. There are just too many good ones. 😀 Thanks for sharing, Joe.
Haha awesome quotes! I especially love the one from Doctorow.
Thanks for commenting! 🙂
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