I had a bunch of quotes that I used for email signatures and quotes about writing up on my fanfiction website which has been taken down for many, many years. I had fun playing in fandom. I had fun writing fanfiction and I miss being so involved but it’s not something I’ll go back to doing. Anyway, I found the quotes and wanted to put them somewhere I can find them easily.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play
than in a year of conversation.” —Plato
Frame your mind to mirth and merriment,
Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.
— William Shakespeare.
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.
If you are lucky enough to have been born as a character, you have nothing to fear from death, you don’t die— your creator dies, the writer — the instrument of your being dies, but you, the creature, can’t die.
— From Six Characters in Search of An Author
A play by Luigi Pirandello.
To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies— the man who searches painfully for the perfect word, and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing being said— there is in writing the constant joy of discovery, of happy accident. — H.L. Mencken
I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.
You don’t write because you want to say something
you write because you’ve got something to say. — F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is through writing, that I give myself to a much larger familia than my own blood.