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L. Sprague de Camp Quote of the Day

Welcome to these L. Sprague de Camp Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer
who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.
- L. Sprague de Camp

The story of civilization is, in a sense,
the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle
to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
- L. Sprague de Camp

It does not pay a prophet to be too specific.
- L. Sprague de Camp

 

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

I think I turned to writing really just to wake up
in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do,
and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
- Lesley Gore

When one is writing a novel in the first person,
one must be that person.
- Daphne du Maurier

Oh, I had an idea for a pilot of my own at the time,
and then Carl sent me about eight scripts and simply
I threw my idea out the window because the writing was just so good.
- Dick Van Dyke

I want prose fiction to be recognized as that,
and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal.
- John Hawkes

I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me.
And I was very self-conscious about it.
I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too.
- Jerry Harrison

He is not in the least arrogant.
The last album was written in a room in Sussex.
He was like a mad professor, spending all day writing
and then coming out with brilliant tunes.
- Linda McCartney

If you make your living writing, and you can't write anything,
it's over.
It's very frightening.
- Sting

I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas
I'm singing and writing about these days.
It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes.
- Jody Watley

It really wasn't until I was in college when I began to write more and more,
and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing.
- Rita Dove

I'm much faster now.
When you only have a certain amount of time to write,
after a while you learn to use your time well or you stop writing.
- Alice Hoffman

Life sometimes gets in the way of writing.
- Jean M. Auel

I do a lot of screen re-writing.
- Bruce Vilanch

Even when I'm writing plays I enjoy having company
and mentally I think of that company as the company I'm writing for.
- Wole Soyinka

When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose
one of the things that has to be in your mind when
you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum.
- Atom Egoyan

The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing
everything from point A to point B,
and certainly there's a bit of politics involved,
so it's a different thing.
- Lindsey Buckingham

It won't be long before we'll be writing together again.
I just hope they have a decent piano up there.
- Frederick Loewe

Would you not like to try all sorts of lives -
one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing -
one can impersonate so many people.
- Katherine Mansfield

Also, they don't understand - writing is language.
The use of language.
The language to create image, the language to create drama.
It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
- John Milius

I pay attention to the actors and stuff,
but not even that much.
I don't pay attention to who's writing.
- Jason Mewes

Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it
easy to step out of it at cocktail hour.
- Bret Easton Ellis

The Arab World is writing a new future;
the pen is in our own hands.
- Abdallah II

I've read somewhere that when you're writing,
you should stop while you're doing well so you always want to go back to work.
- Glenn Frey

There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really
know where most of it comes from.
- Neil Diamond

The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as
much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
- Booker T. Washington

I've been with Life now for seventeen years and I have
written several articles for them and will be doing
more writing and do at least two assignments a year besides my writing.
- Gordon Parks

I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff.
- David Byrne

Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.
- Mark Millar

Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you.
The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.
- Stephen Leacock

I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me.
I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer.
- Robert Wyatt

The only sensible ends of literature are,
first, the pleasurable toil of writing;
second,
the gratification of one's family and friends;
and lastly,
the solid cash.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

No, I have to really focus, especially when I'm writing
because I wanna be good at it.
- Tom Araya

The Language Poets are writing only about language itself.
The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself.
That seems to me a kind of dead end.
- Robert Morgan

If I stopped writing and being at my piano,
I wouldn't know how to live.
It's your best friend.
- Jessi Colter

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house.
Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
- Robert Frost

I will carry on writing, to be sure.
But I don't know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.
- J. K. Rowling

Herman has taken to writing poetry.
You need not tell anyone, for you know how such things get around.
- Elizabeth Shaw Melville

Re-writing is different from writing.
Original writing is very difficult.
- David Cronenberg

No one was going to stop me from writing and no one
had to really guide me towards science fiction.
It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
- Octavia Butler

I think finally good writing gets out there,
and people like it, and bad writing doesn't.
Well, no.
Bad writing does get out there 'cause some people like it.
- Robert B. Parker

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion,
but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me
it's the home of the extraordinary,
the only home.
- Philip Levine

It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading.
Something better be happening at the beginning,
and then on every page after, or I get irritated.
- Jonathan Franzen

And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because
you're not a member of a team,
so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
- Bernard Cornwell

I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
- Yancy Butler

Writing is writing, and stories are stories.
Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction.
And even there, who can be sure?
- Tanith Lee

And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories.
It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.
- Larry Niven

I have been writing for 50 years and readers still
read my first book from when I was in the Marine Corps.
- Leon Uris

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader -
not the fact that it is raining,
but the feeling of being rained upon.
- E. L. Doctorow

Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic,
therapeutic.
I don't think I had a goal, particularly,
to sing or put it out there for anybody.
- Lisa Marie Presley

I read less of everything now.
With only fond memories of others' work,
it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.
- Jonathan Carroll

Research to me is as important or more important than the writing.
It is the foundation upon which the book is built.
- Leon Uris

You write with ease to show your breeding,
but easy writing's curst hard reading.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them.
Certain themes keep coming up: justice,
loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues,
freedom.
- Isabel Allende

I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a
month because I expected my writing to pay my way.
- A. E. van Vogt

I very much dislike writing about myself or my work,
and when pressed for autobiographical material can
only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.
- Shirley Jackson

Neither of my parents has been very sensitive about my writing.
- Robert Morgan


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