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Quote #51 – W. Somerset Maugham

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

      —W. Somerset Maugham

Quote #50 – William Faulkner

“It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.”

–William Faulkner

Quote #48 – Somerset Maugham

“All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.”
     –Somerset Maugham

Quote #44 – Aldous Huxley

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”
–Aldous Huxley

And one for you dog lovers (like me) out there, too!

Quote #43 – Stephen Baker

“Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.”

     –Stephen Baker

For all you cat lovers (like me) out there!

Quote #42 – Robert Frost

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”

     –Robert Frost

Quote #41 – Oscar Wilde

“I really don’t see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I’ll certainly try to forget the fact.”

– Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest)

Quote #40 – Steven Wright

“What happens if you get scared half to death twice?”

  –Steven Wright

Quote #39 – Thomas Berger

“Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.
–Thomas Berger

Quote #37 – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”

     –Nathaniel Hawthorne


Quote # 35 – Janet Evanovich

“Is that a bulletproof vest? See, now that’s so insulting. That’s like saying I’m not smart enough to shoot you in the head.”

  – Janet Evanovich, Eddie DeChooch in Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, No. 7)

Quote #33- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.”

     –Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Quote #32 – Author Unknown

“Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.”

     –Author Unknown


Quote #31 – George Eliot

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
    –George Eliot

Quote #30 – Janet Evanovich

“When I was six years old I sprinkled sugar on my head, convinced myself it was pixie dust, wished myself invisible, and walked into the boys’ bathroom at school.”

      – Janet Evanovich, Lean Mean Thirteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

Quote #29 – Blaise Pascal

“I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.”

     –Blaise Pascal

Quote #28 – Jorge Luis Borges

“I have always imagined Paradise will be a kind of library.”

     –Jorge Luis Borges

Quote #27 – Steven Wright

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.”

     –Steven Wright

That’s funny… I’m at exactly the same place on mine.

Quote #26 – E. B. White

“Be obscure clearly.”

     –E.B. White

Hmmmm….something to aspire to?

Quote #25 – G. K. Chesterton

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
      –G. K. Chesterton

And that, folks, is why I love Urban Fantasies so much.  They are the Fairy Tales of our time.

Quote # 24 – Dave Barry

“I believe it was Shakespeare, or possibly Howard Cosell, who first observed that marriage is very much like a birthday candle, in that ‘the flames of passion burn brightest when the wick of intimacy is first ignited by the disposable butane lighter of physical attraction, but sooner or later the heat of familiarity causes the wax of boredom to drip all over the vanilla frosting of novelty and the shredded coconut of romance.’ I could not have phrased it better myself.”

  –Dave Barry


Quote #23 – Oscar Wilde

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning.  I took out a comma.  In the afternoon, I put it back again.”

   –Oscar Wilde


NOTE:  This is probably funnier to those of us who love to write, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with everyone.

Quote #21 – Rob Thurman

“Blood probably stained the long-sleeved T-shirt, but that was the great thing about black. It didn’t show blood and it was slimming…a must-own for pudgy serial killers everywhere.”

–Cal Leandros, Roadkill (Cal Leandros, Book 5)

Quote #12 – Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

  –Dr. Seuss,  Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Quote #11 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“I feel that there is reason lurking in you somewhere, so we will patiently grope round for it.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,  The Lost World

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