Category Archives: Quotes

Quote: Pete McCarthy

“I like reading in a pub rather than a library or study, as it’s generally much easier to get a drink.”

Pete McCarthy


“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

– Pablo Picasso


Words on Words

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”

Seamus Heaney


A Quote for the Aspiring Writer

“Many an aspiring writer is just in love with a glammed-up idea of being an author, but not enthused about the actual work. Well, the only way to learn to write is to write (and to write a lot). Sit down and get started. Even if you just type, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Writing is wretched, discouraging, physically unhealthy, infinitely frustrating work. And when it all comes together it’s utterly glorious.”

Ralph Peters


Quote: Live Actively

[He] went on to say that during all those years he had done nothing at all, that all he had felt had been a need to live, to live actively, violently, noisily, a need to sing, to make music, to roam the woods, to drink a little too much and get involved in a brawl.

Edmond de Goncourt

Pages from the Goncourt Journals


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