Cool Quotations

Here are some fun writing quotes:

If you start with a bang, you won’t end with a whimper.
T. S. Eliot

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
–Stephen King

Tension is wonderful for making people laugh.
–John Cleese

There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.  –Kurt Vonnegut

A story isn’t about a moment in time, a story is about the moment in time.
–W. D. Wetherell

If the sex scene doesn’t make you want to do it – whatever it is they’re doing – it hasn’t been written right.  –Sloan Wilson

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.  –Ernest Hemingway

Don’t fear making a mistake; fear failing to learn and move forward. — Pilip Humbert

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford

Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it…
–Michael Crichton

You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different.  –Neil Gaiman

The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof shit detector.
–Ernst Hemingway

The exit is usually where the entrance was.  –Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

The two most engaging powers of an author are, to make new things familiar, and familiar things new.  — Samuel Johnson

To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. –Herman Melville

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.  –Orson Scott Card

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

The task of a writer consists in being able to make something out of an idea.  –Thomas Mann