“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
—W. Somerset Maugham
“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.”
“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.”
For all you cat lovers (like me) out there!
“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)
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
NOTE: This is probably funnier to those of us who love to write, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with everyone.
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