Saturday, April 17, 2010

Borges and Doctorow for Writing Quotes

These quotes came from The Creative Screenwriting Weekly Newsletter.

"Every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future."

- Jorge Luis Borges


"There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative."

- E.L. Doctorow


10 comments:

sunshine said...

Haha! I totally get that second quote and I love the cartoon!
Nothing better/worse than a smart ass kid!
Were you one? :P

((Hugs))
Laura

Cormac Brown said...

Laura,

No, but I was a teenage-teenager. And were you?

BeckEye said...

I've read a couple of Doctorow's books. I quite like him.

But I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes.

Cormac Brown said...

Becky,

As do we all, and somehow Watterson at his most cynical, seems even more apropos now.

sunshine said...

Cormac~ My Mom is Sicilian. I was all sweetness and light unless I wanted a wooden spoon across my fine ass! :P

Cormac Brown said...

Laura,

"I was all sweetness and light unless I wanted a wooden spoon across my fine ass!"

Hmm, methinks the siblings took many a frame-up.

sunshine said...

;p

Good thing I'm as cute as a button eh!

Cormac Brown said...

Laura,

I don't understand that saying at all, neither buttons nor bugs are "cute."

sunshine said...

If the button is of a cute kitten or perhaps the bug a sweet little lady bug it would make sense.

Alright then.. I'll change it to.. "Good thing I'm as cute as a newborn puppy tripping over it's own feet!"

Better??? :P

sunshine said...

Errrr... rather, his own paws...
:D