Frank Fiore – Novelist & Screenwriter

September 26, 2014

Some Funny Quotes and Anecdotes about Writing and Writers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frank Fiore @ 10:13 AM

“The first thing a writer has to do is find a new source of income.” – Ellen Gilchrist

“First coffee, then a bowel movement, then the muse joins me.” – Gore Vidal

“I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

“A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.” – Sidney Sheldon

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” – E.L. Doctorow

“It’s not plagiarism – I’m recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do.” – Uniek Swain

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.” – Baltasar Gracián

“It’s a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.” – Andrew Jackson

“I get up and sit down at my computer with a cup of strong coffee… I then begin to type, inspired by the thought of how the hell I’m going to pay the mortgage.” – Iain Pattinson

“This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” – Dorothy Parker

“His books are going like wildfire – everybody is burning them.” – George de Witt

“Whenever I am asked what kind of writing is the most lucrative, I have to say, a ransom note.” – H. N. Swanson


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