Saturday, 12 July 2014

Five quotes to inspire the writer in you

1. "Literature remembers what we have forgotten: to write is to read within oneself. Writing reawakens memory; it is possible to write as one might exhume a body. Every writer is a ghost-buster, a phantom-hunter."
- A French Novel, Frédéric Beigbeder

2. '“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.” 
Anaïs Nin

3. “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” 
- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

4. “Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.” 
Rainer Maria Rilke

5. And finally the straight-to-the-point-advice one:
The best way is to read it all every day from the start, correcting as you go along, then go on from where you stopped the day before. When it gets so long that you can’t do this every day read back two or three chapters each day; then each week read it all from the start. That’s how you make it all of one piece.
           - Ernest Hemingway for Esquire, 1935

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