Jul 30, 2012

On Words of Wisdom

By C. Wolfe

I do enjoy procrastinating. Or perhaps that's not the right word. I tend to procrastinate. Especially important things. Like thinking of a topic for my next blog post. So, when I got the email a few days ago reminding me about posting a blog post today, I realized I had nothing to write about. But, being me, instead of thinking about topics and drafting a few ideas like I planned to, I simply ignored it until yesterday. Finally, here it was, 11:30 pm on Sunday evening, and I still didn't have any ideas. I quickly sorted through my mind looking for ideas, and just as quickly dismissed them all one by one. Finally, in a last ditch attempt to come up with something passable as a post, I googled "Quotes on Writing". I liked them so much that I decided I'd share a few with my fellow writers. So here are just a few of my favorites. Hope you all enjoy them!

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." -Anais Nin

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." -E.L. Doctorow 
"A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket." -Charles Peguy

"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 Nabakov 

"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." -Nathaniel Hawthorne 

These were just a few of my favorite. If you want to read more, this is the website I found them on, in case you want to read more. If any of you have a favorite quote on writing feel free to post them below in the comments! I'd love to hear them! Thanks!


  1. We all do that. Sometimes our most brilliant blog entries come from such moments.

  2. Love the quotes...and thanks for the link! and yes, I frequently find myself in the same situation. Well done.

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I tend to do it with my homework as well, which probably isn't good. Thanks and you're welcome!


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