500 Quotes about Authors, Books, Publishing: 1-10

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. “I quote others to better express myself.” Montaigne.

Here is 1-10!

“Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.” ~ Jules Renard

“I never want to see anyone, and I never want to go anywhere or do anything. I just want to write.” ~ P.G. Wodehouse

“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.” Katherine Patterson

“The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” ~ Russell Baker

“If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it also has the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.” ~ Ralph Ellison

“I was a very odd little child, with the shadows of all my books in my head.” ~ Charles Dickens

“If you want to write for yourself, get a diary. If you want to write for your friends, get a blog. If you want to write for others…become an author.” ~ James Patterson

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” ~ Mark Twain

“Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Without words, without writing and without books, there would be no history; there would be no concept of humanity.” ~ Hermann Hesse

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