Quotable Writers


A few years back, I received a deck of cards, In Their Own Words, which featured some wonderful quotes from world-renowned writers. I'd like to share two of those with you today.

"One of the things a
writer is for is to say
the unsayable, speak the
unspeakable and ask 
difficult questions."

-Salman Rushdie

"Try again.
Fail again.
Fail better."

-Samuel Beckett

Words to ponder on this Monday morning. Have a productive week.


Beverly Diehl said…
Fun quotes - and beautiful graphic, the pens look like they're waltzing together.

I got the fail part of the quote right, anyway.
angel011 said…
Nice quotes.

My favorite is "If I had my way, we'd sleep every night wrapped around each other like hibernating rattlesnakes", though that one is not about writing. :)

Or, again, a non-writing one: "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."
Me, too, Beverly! LOL

Lovely words, angel011
Leah Griffith said…
Great quotes to start the week off by Karen. I'm thinking of you as you push ahead. Actually, I have a question. I'll email you.
BECKY said…
What a great gift! I'll have to check them out! I really like the Samuel Beckett quote. It reminds me of a TV interview I saw just the other day about the young woman who invented Spanx. She is now a Billionaire! She said when she and her siblings were growing up, their dad always asked them what did they fail at that day! And he'd say "great!" when they told him....that he wanted them to know how to keep trying, at whatever it was. Pretty cool, huh?
Thanks for sharing these!
Love these quotes ... really good.

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison

Nice quotes. My favorite. "If there is a book you want to read that hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

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