Some Wise Words for a Monday


If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.’

Isaac Asimov

‘Writing is a dog’s life, but the only one worth living.’

Gustave Flaubert

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

Oscar Wilde

‘Writing is a deeply immersive experience.  When the words are flying, the house could be burgled and I wouldn’t notice.  I have a low boredom threshold and I like intensity – writing is a way of escaping the quotidian.’

Monica Ali

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.

T.S. Eliot

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

Truman Capote

‘For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.’

Amy Lowell

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart…

Williams Wordsworth

13 thoughts on “Some Wise Words for a Monday

  1. nice collection! :) Loving the new blog!

  2. Ann

    Great musings. The Isaac Asimov quote made me laugh!

  3. Loved them,, how true and I particularly loved the ‘fill your paper with the breathings of your heart’, that will be my new writing motto.

  4. Such inspirational quotes. It’s a good way for me to begin my Tuesday morning.

  5. Beautiful quotes and picture. I made feel all warm on a cold old day :)

    Looking forward to your next post – Really like this blog too!

  6. Beautiful quotes and picture. It made feel all warm on a cold old day :)

    Looking forward to your next post – Really like this blog too!

  7. @Laura; Thanks for visiting Laura and glad you like the quotes:)

  8. @Ann; glad you liked that quote too. I often feel that way, but it’s good to know that other writers think it too!

  9. @Brigid; I think this is my favourite one too, it’s pretty powerful.

  10. @Theresa; Glad to be of help:)

  11. @Róísín; Thanks! Loving your new blog too and the next instalment of Róisín Recommends!

  12. One of my friends always says that writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia :-)

  13. @Ronan; haha!

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