Sunday, April 11, 2010

Capote...WTF? And other Writing Quotes

These quotes came from The Creative Screenwriting Weekly Newsletter.

"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it."


- Truman Capote

"A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others."


- William Faulkner

"When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence."


- Samuel Butler

"Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn't we?"


- Terri Guillemets
And...

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh, via Chris.

6 comments:

SkylersDad said...

I have one for you:
It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Cormac Brown said...

Sky Dad,

Duly noted, and posted.

David Barber said...

I ilke them Cormac. Agree with Capote...WTF? A crazy SOB.

Bukowski's Basement said...

Great quotes, Cormac...

Randal Graves said...

So that's why I never finished that stupid book, I'm subconsciously against infanticide. Yay, me.

Cormac Brown said...

David,

I've seen several screenwriters say that writing screenplays and having studios produce them, is like raising children and giving them up for adoption. I think Truman took that analogy just entirely too far.

Anthony,

Welcome, and thank you much.

Randal,

Sure...yeah, that's the reason.