Monday, October 5, 2009

Quotations of the Week: On Writing

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I should be grading papers. I should be writing a post about how to make an outline for my online MLA research class at Brave Writer. I should be preparing for Thursday's co-op classes.

But, no. I spent the afternoon looking for just the right quotation to share here for the new Quotation of the Week.

Although I browsed through quotations on faith, on prayer, and humorous quotations (adding two more pages of quotations to my journal in my signature sepia ink), I came back to a couple of quotes I posted here when I first started the Quotation of the Week on this blog.

They're about writing -- the joy and ecstasy ... the pain and despair. Mostly the pain and despair, though.

So enjoy these little gems -- I certainly have. They are among my favorites in my quotation journal ...

So far.

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they
fly by."

-- Douglas Adams

"Be obscure clearly."
--E.B. White

"Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of
paper [or computer screen] until drops of blood form on your

-- Gene Fowler

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of

-- E.L. Doctorow

"There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a
typewriter [or keyboard] and open a vein."

-- Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

There. These little tidbits of writing wisdom ought to help push me along to completing my deadlines in a timely manner, right?

Yeah, right. No problem whatsoever. Sigh....

1 comment:

Anne said...

I love them Susanne! Hilarious!


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