(Late) Quotes Corner: Stephen King
With such plagues as writers block and lack of motivation constantly lurking around every corner, quotes from other writers (who have most likely dealt with these same problems) can be a saving grace of sorts for the rest of us. Hence the reasoning behind the creation of “Quotes Corner.”Certain weeks may be themed (by author), while others may be random.
Writers need inspiration, and need it often. It is my hope that you’ll find some here.
- “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
- “No, it’s not a very good story – its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.”
- “Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
- “The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings – words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.”
- “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”
- “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
- “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
- “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
- “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
- “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”