Bloggity blog-blog

Listen: write hard & simple. Be lousy,incoherent,messy- make it a wad of digital chicken scratch if you will. But write, and don’t worry about how it seems. Let it just be,and it will.


º You must write for yourself, above all. That is your only hope of creating something beautiful.
― Gustave Flaubert

º Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
― Allen Ginsberg

º To go wrong in one’s own way is better then to go right in someone else’s.
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

º Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
― Sigmund Freud

º No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
― Ansel Adams

º If critics say your work stinks it’s because they want it to stink and they can make it stink by scaring you into conformity with their comfortable little standards. Standards so low that they can no longer be considered “dangerous” but set in place in their compartmental understandings.
― Jack Kerouac

º Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

º I have no desires, save the desire to express myself in defiance of all the world’s muteness.
― Vladimir Nabokov

º Every impulse we strangle will only poison us.
― Oscar Wilde

º I have no sympathy with the belief that art is the restricted province of those who paint, sculpt, make music and verse. I hope we will come to an understanding that the material used is only incidental, that there is artist in every man; and that to him the possibility of development and of expression and the happiness of creation is as much a right and as much a duty to himself, as to any of those who work in the especially ticketed ways.
― Robert Henri

º When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature. He becomes interesting to other people. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens ways for better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book, he opens it and shows there are still more pages possible.
― Robert Henri

º My art is largely made up of my pain; re-framed, redesigned and re-purposed. It’s a mutually beneficial experience for both the creator and the beholder. Transformative healing is a beautiful process.
― Jaeda DeWalt

º There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
— Ernest Hemingway

º No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
— Robert Frost

º Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
— Louis L’Amour

º I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
— Anne Frank

º The first draft of anything is shit.
— Ernest Hemingway

º All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
— Ernest Hemingway

º You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.
— Stephen King (On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft)

º You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
— Ray Bradbury

º If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.
— Isaac Asimov

º Tears are words that need to be written.
— Paulo Coelho

º You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
— Jack London

º The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.
— Anaïs Nin

º You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

º If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.
— Anaïs Nin

º So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
— Dr. Seuss

º A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
— Thomas Mann (Essays of Three Decades)

º Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

º Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it –don’t cheat with it.
— Ernest Hemingway

º My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
— Ernest Hemingway

º Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.
— Jules Renard

º The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.
— Margaret Atwood


2 responses to Bloggity blog-blog

  1. Midnight Blahs – Author

    Why, thanks Marvelline 😀 . Writers and poets, like these, are an inspiring lot.


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