The Worst!

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

**Nathaniel Hawthorne

Or that XXX Team lost a Game, I never knew they were playing

Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.

**GK Chesterton

Words Exploding Forth

“I’m just going to write because I cannot help it.”

**Charlotte Bronte

Words: Beautiful in their Horror

“Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?”

**The Picture of Dorian Grey


True Translation

“A Translation is no translation, he said, unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words of it.”

~~John Millington Synge


Writer’s Revenge

“As a writer, you get to play, you get to alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you’d though of.”

~~Iain Banks

The World Will Teach Them Fear, Now Teach Them Honor.

” Since it is so likely children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”

~~C. S. Lewis

The Author’s Version of “Your Name in Lights”

“I always tell people that I became a writer, not because I went

to school, but because my mother took me to the library. I

wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card


—Sandra Cisneros