It’s almost weekend, again, and we have been serious enough about work, equipment, and other means of trying not to starve to death. We are humans (most of us, sure, and some others are lawyers and politicians) and as such we do have (most of us, again) a sense of humor to tickle and use. And we know how to laugh.
Let’s provoke some giggles! Funny quotes about writing, just for entertainment:
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
– Winston Churchill
I wrote a few children’s books. Not on purpose.
– Steven Wright
I get a lot of letters from people. They say: “I want to be a writer. What should I do?” I tell them to stop writing to me and get on with it.
– Ruth Rendell
If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
– Stephen King
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
– Doug Larson
The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he’s given the freedom to starve anywhere.
– S.J. Perelman
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
– Gene Fowler
If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.
– Kingsley Amis
Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.
– Ernest Hemingway
I was sorry to hear my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I am not feeling very well myself.
– Mark Twain
An extra nice one, about critics:
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
– Christopher Hampton