for writers and readers….

Nick Cave on Writing a New Song for 2023 QUOTES FOR WRITERS

“…I’m actually scared…” Nick Cave on the hard, hard work of writing and not being sure if you will make it this time

February 12, 2023 · 10 Comments

Let Your Talent Come Out and Play – George Saunders QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Here’s an idea I’ve found helpful: our talent is real and it’s sitting there inside of us.  It’s smart and eager – eager to get going, and try some things, … Continue reading

August 14, 2022 · 2 Comments

David Bowie on why it’s important to be selfish QUOTES FOR WRITERS

All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it.David Bowie Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

May 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Originality is non-existent – so steal, advises film director Jim Jarmusch QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street … Continue reading

April 5, 2020 · 6 Comments

Being Creative in the time of Corona

I haven’t yet spent a whole 24 hours without seeing someone I care about, but I will if not today, (I’m expecting a supply of Earl Grey tea via my … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · 5 Comments

There’s self-respect in making things, says poet Sharon Olds QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writing or making anything — a poem, a bird feeder, a chocolate cake — has self-respect in it. You’re working. You’re trying. You’re not lying down on the ground, having … Continue reading

November 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

This is what separates artists from ordinary people…Anne Lamott QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · 9 Comments

Where music comes from – Franz Kafka QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Everything that lives is in flux. Everything that lives emits sound. But we only perceive a part of it. We do not hear the circulation of the blood, the growth … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · 11 Comments

‘And by the way…’ Sylvia Plath on the worst enemy to creativity

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · 8 Comments

“…there is only one of you in all of time…” Martha Graham on creative expression QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 6 Comments

Lady Gaga on making music, writing and creativity QUOTES FOR WRITING (and people who like quotes)

When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. Lady … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

“Everything in life is writable about…” Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) on HOUSEWORK because that’s the mood I’m in

Instead of the usual Sunday quote from a famous writer I thought it wouldn’t hurt to be reminded of the activities that can sometimes get in the way of creativity. … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Quotations for Writers (and people who like quotations) NICOLA MORGAN

Creative people are creative not because of where they get their ideas but because of what they do with them. That’s what creativity is; anyone can have an idea but a … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment