Friday, October 1, 2010

Fabulously Fun Friday: Funny Writing Quotes

“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.”

—Wilson Mizner


“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.”

—Flannery O’Connor


“Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.”

—Oliver Herford


“People do not deserve good writing, they are so pleased with bad.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Television has raised writing to a new low.”

—Samuel Goldwyn


“Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.”

—W. Somerset Maugham


“With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.”

—James Thurber


“A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.”

—Ring Lardner


“I just wrote a book, but don’t go out and buy it yet, because I don’t think it's finished yet.”

—Lawrence Welk


”Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly every day.”

—William Allingham
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