Vladimir Nabokov: Writing

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.”

—Vladimir Nabokov, novelist (1899-1977).

Anne Rice: Words

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.

Anne Rice

Anne Rice

Anais Nin: Living ideas

English: Photograph of Anaïs Nin as a teenager...

English: Photograph of Anaïs Nin as a teenager, circa 1920. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living

.Anais Nin

Bernard Iddings Bell: To love

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Love Truly Romance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice. When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most intolerable of master, myself.”
—Bernard Iddings Bell

Thornton Wilder: Write to express

English: Thornton Wilder pictured in his Yale ...

English: Thornton Wilder pictured in his Yale College graduation photo, 1920. Image courtesy of the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/brbldl/oneITEM.asp?pid=2037316&iid=1131841&srchtype= (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good. –Thornton Wilder, writer (1897-1975).

Enrique Jardiel Poncela: On writing

English: Spanish Writer Enrique Jardiel Poncela

“When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.”
Enrique Jardiel Poncela

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David Ogilvy : Imitation

Foto de David MacKenzie Ogilvy

Imitation may be the “sincerest form of plagiarism,” but it is also the mark of an inferior person.
David Ogilvy