Favorite quotes

May I never grow too old to treasure "once upon a time".

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann

If writing seems hard, itís because it is hard. Itís one of the hardest things people do.
William Zinsser

To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself...Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph. Mark Twain, 1868

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer by Brian Clark
1. Write.
2. Write more.
3. Write even more.
4. Write even more than that.
5. Write when you donít want to.
6. Write when you do.
7. Write when you have something to say.
8. Write when you donít.
9. Write every day.
10. Keep writing.

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition.
Graham Greene