Thursday, March 06, 2008

Some Words on Writing


"Nine tenths of all existing books are nonsense."

--Benjamin Disraeli

"Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy."

--H.L. Mencken

"Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing."

--Sylvia Plath

"A painter can hang his pictures, but a writer can only hang himself."

--Edward Dahlberg

"Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs about them."

--Friedrich Nietsche

"Nietsche was stupid and abnormal."

--Leo Tolstoy

4 comments:

Lee Lofland said...

Cool. More great quotes for me to steal and add to my own blog.

Julia Buckley said...

I got them from a quote dictionary, so I can't claim them as my own. :)

Therefore you are absolved of crime.

eric-mayer said...

Great quotes. Maybe I should switch to painting before it is too late!

Julia Buckley said...

Each one is a little morality play. :)