Words of Wisdom

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.

–Russell Baker

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.
—Flannery O’Connor.

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.

—Julia Alvarez

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