Ten great quotes to inspire young writers – and make them laugh!
I love to use quotes in my writing class. Often they make us laugh, and a good giggle can break writer’s block any day! Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order.
- Never, ever use repetitive redundancies. Don’t use no double negatives. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
– William Safire
- When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am a grown up they call me a writer.
– Isaac Bashevis Singer
- If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.
– Kingsley Amis
- Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
– Gene Fowler
- If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
– Doug Larson
- I get a lot of letters from people. They say: “I want to be a writer. What should I do?” I tell them to stop writing to me and get on with it.
– Ruth Rendell
- A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it. – Mark Twain
- Write what you know.
– Mark Twain
- Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. – Mark Twain
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