A(Muse)ings (Quotes and Humor)

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. -- Thomas Mann

I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose. -- P.G. Wodehouse

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can't allow what we learned in English compostion to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative. -- Elmore Leonard

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

For me, the writing process is the same as the reading process. I want to know what happens next. --Neal Asher

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. --Robert A. Heinlein

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. --Robert A. Heinlein

I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. --Sandra Cisneros

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. --Benjamin Franklin

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. -- W. Somerset Maugham

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” -- Pablo Picasso

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