Friday, June 27, 2008

Quotable Quotes!

Updates - I'm ALMOST finished my wip HIdden in the Heart. Almost. And then the editing begins. But this time around I knew more going in, so I'm hoping it won't take as long.

So I'm taking a break. I love reading quotes. There are actually pages of them on the Internet. You can literally waste hours.
Don't ask how I know this.
Anyway, I thought I might share with you a few favorites. Feel free to send me some of your own.

"But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master -- something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame." Charlotte Bronte

"If you have ever read anything that has made you laugh or cry or just want to throw that damn book across the room, you can't say that it wasn't art." Anonymous

"The secret of all good writing is sound judgement." Horace

"Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion." Arnold Bennett, British Novelist.

"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it." Ernest Hemingway 1898-1961, American Writer

"I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together." Charles Dickens
1812-1870, British Novelist
"Then Bob proposed: 'A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!' Which all his family re-echoed. 'God bless us every one!' said Tiny Tim, the last of all." Charles Dickens

"I dwell in Possibility."
"Behavior is what a man does. Not what he thinks, feels or believes."
"My friends are my estate." Emily Dickinson 1830-1886, American Poet

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much." Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation." C. Everett Koop

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." Mother Teresa

"They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life."
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Jane Austen

That's probably enough for now! More another day!

1 comment:

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Hey Catherine -

We share an agent. After reading some interesting comments from you on her blog, I stopped by to check out *your* blog!

What's funny is that without knowing that you had posted a list of quotations, I just posted my entry for tonight: a list of quotations on writing. You might enjoy them--I tried to pick thought-provoking ones.