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« on: August 28, 2007, 06:44:28 pm »

I just found a page of inspirational quotes and thought I would share it, my favourites were on pages 4 and 5.

http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirationquotes/a/Writing1.htm

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I will be out of the country - and away from internet - for the next 2-3 weeks.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step,
A story of a thousand words starts with a single thought.

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 03:32:57 pm »

Heh, nice link! I like the Jack London one on the first page...
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He who keepeth a secret must keep it a secret that he hath a secret to keep.
-Sir Humphrey

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Only a fool fights fire with fire.
-Me

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The bakerman is laughing 'cause he's rolling in the gold...
-Midnight Oil, Bakerman
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007, 06:35:21 pm »

nice, and something i love, quotes here a a few more of my favourites

"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
- Emile Zola (1840-1902)

"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."
- Paul Dirac (1902-1984)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it."
- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
- Goethe (1749-1832)

"Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure."
- Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

"I have read your book and much like it."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

"The covers of this book are too far apart."
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them."
- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying."
- Woody Allen (1935-)

A poem is never finished, only abandoned."
- Paul Valery (1871-1945)

these are the best i have relating to writing, so ar anyway.
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Dream, there is alot to be said for dreams, even if theres is no chance it will come true. There is comfort in the knowledge you can still dream of it. Nothing great was acomplished without detailed planning, no plan was ever drawn up without a dream of an acomplishment. They did not build the apollo rockets until after man dreamed of reaching out and touching the stars. How? How is irrelevant, as long as there is a why, and the why can be simply "I want to!", the how will be worked out later.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007, 08:50:16 pm »

Some of those are brilliant Smiley
I especially like the Goethe one...
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He who keepeth a secret must keep it a secret that he hath a secret to keep.
-Sir Humphrey

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Only a fool fights fire with fire.
-Me

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The bakerman is laughing 'cause he's rolling in the gold...
-Midnight Oil, Bakerman
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 08:08:33 pm »

"Your manuscript is both original and good. But the parts that are original are not good and the parts that are good are not original."
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