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Starting A Book quotes by Antonio Iturbe
#1. Starting a book is like boarding a train to go on holiday. #Quote by Antonio Iturbe
Starting A Book quotes by Rebecca Miller
#2. As if there's a world that exists that you're semi-privy to yet can't quite penetrate - that's how it feels when you're starting a book. #Quote by Rebecca Miller
Starting A Book quotes by Walter Dean Myers
#3. I live intimately with my characters before starting a book. I cut out pictures of them for my wall. I do time lines for each major character and a time line for the entire novel: What is going on in the world as my characters struggle with their problems? #Quote by Walter Dean Myers
Starting A Book quotes by T.C. Boyle
#4. I have an idea and a first line
and that suggests the rest of it. I have little concept of what I'm going to say, or where it's going. I have some idea of how long it's going to be
but not what will happen or what the themes will be. That's the intrigue of doing it
it's a process of discovery. You get to discover what you're going to say and what it's going to mean. #Quote by T.C. Boyle
Starting A Book quotes by Joanna Scott
#5. There's a point I set for myself, and it's an arbitrary point, when I think no matter happens, I'm going to finish that book. And that's when I get to page 100. I have to see it out. #Quote by Joanna Scott
Starting A Book quotes by Robert Crais
#6. I love the fact that you collaborate with your readers when you write a book. #Quote by Robert Crais
Starting A Book quotes by Colin Powell
#7. ON BUSY BASTARDS: A busy bastard can't stop finding things to do. He never rests and as a result, his staff never rests. He's always making work that expands to fill whatever time is available. The point I make in my book is: Be busy, work hard, but don't become so busy that you cut out other things in life, like family and recreation and hobbies. And never be so busy that you're not giving your staff and your followers enough time to do the same thing. #Quote by Colin Powell
Starting A Book quotes by Rachel Perry
#8. Paris and Nicky Hilton? Those girls will show up to the opening of a phone book. It's like a big joke. #Quote by Rachel Perry
Starting A Book quotes by Paul Mason
#9. depletion and climate change. For the older generation it's easy to misunderstand the word 'student' or 'graduate': to my contemporaries, at college in the 1980s, it meant somebody engaged in a liberal, academic education, often with hours of free time to dream, protest, play in a rock band or do research. Today's undergraduates have been tested every month of their lives, from kindergarten to high school. They are the measured inputs and outputs of a commercialized global higher education market worth $1.2 trillion a year - excluding the USA. Their free time is minimal: precarious part-time jobs are essential to their existence, so that they are a key part of the modern workforce. Plus they have become a vital asset for the financial system. In 2006, Citigroup alone made $220 million clear profit from its student loan book.2 #Quote by Paul Mason
Starting A Book quotes by Haruki Murakami
#10. I loved Midori. And I had probably known as much for a while. I had just been avoiding the conclusion for a very long time. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Starting A Book quotes by Gao Xingjian
#11. Since it was announced that I had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has condemned my works and criticized them harshly. All of my works are now banned from getting into China or being published in China. What author would want to return to a country that banned his or her books? #Quote by Gao Xingjian
Starting A Book quotes by George Eliot
#12. Excuse me there. If you go upon arguments, they are never wanting, when a man has no constancy of mind. My father never changed, and he preached plain moral sermons without arguments, and was a good man - few better. When you get me a good man made out of arguments, I will get you a good dinner with reading you the cookery-book. That's my opinion, and I think anybody's stomach will bear me out. #Quote by George Eliot
Starting A Book quotes by Groucho Marx
#13. I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book. #Quote by Groucho Marx
Starting A Book quotes by Michael J. Sullivan
#14. At first I thought it was a dragon, savage and fierce. I wish that had been true. Dragons only kill you; Gilarabrywns break your heart. #Quote by Michael J. Sullivan
Starting A Book quotes by Christopher Morley
#15. I have always suffered from the feeling that it's better to read a good book than to write a poor one; and I've done so much mixed reading in my time that my mind is full of echoes and voices of better men. But this book I'm worrying about now really deserves to be written, I think, for it has a message of its own. #Quote by Christopher Morley
Starting A Book quotes by Brent Runyon
#16. Maybe I would have become an actor. I was a very outgoing kid, but being in the hospital - being outside of social action for so long - turned me into an observer. Actually, right after I got out of the hospital, I did start writing a novel, but the book was so transparently about me that I stopped. #Quote by Brent Runyon
Starting A Book quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#17. Writing is lonely, it's an intimate talk with the dead, with the unborn, with the absent, with strangers, with the readers who may never come to be and who even if they read you will do so weeks, years, decades later. An essay, a book, is one statement in a long conversation you could call culture or history; you are answering something or questioning something that may have fallen silent long ago, and the response to your words may come long after you're gone and never reach your ears, if anyone hears you in the first place. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Starting A Book quotes by Kishore Bansal
#18. Life is a recipe book our words always cook enough. #Quote by Kishore Bansal
Starting A Book quotes by Michael Morpurgo
#19. I think there's something about studying a book which will kill it if you're not careful. #Quote by Michael Morpurgo
Starting A Book quotes by Amanda Palmer
#20. Men find powerful women so threatening, and finding a partner was starting to look laughable, because I would be really attracted to guys and they would just be so threatened and I didn't like feeling threatening, I didn't want to feel threatened, I didn't want to feel like I was towering over anybody. #Quote by Amanda Palmer
Starting A Book quotes by Lisa Lutz
#21. I was recently cautioned about some 'difficult' characters in a work-in-progress, and I was surprised at first to hear them labeled as such. On second glance, there was nothing more difficult about them than anyone I know. But in a book you are privy to an interior world which exposes the uglier parts that in life we get to hide. Arguably, all characters should be somewhat unlikable. #Quote by Lisa Lutz
Starting A Book quotes by John Frusciante
#22. But for me if I'm gonna read about something I'd rather read a pamphlet or the instructions to a synthesizer than a book on Buddhism. #Quote by John Frusciante
Starting A Book quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#23. Albert?"
The barking became more passionate, with cries and whimpers breaking in.
Slowly Beatrix lowered to the ground and sat with her back against the shed. "Calm yourself, Albert," she said. "I'll let you out as soon as you're quiet."
The terrier growled and pawed at the door.
Having consulted several books on the subject of dogs, one on rough terriers in particular, Beatrix was fairly certain that training Albert with techniques involving dominance or punishment would not be at all effective. In fact, they would probably make his behavior worse. Terriers, the book had said, frequently tried to outsmart humans. The only method left was to reward his good behavior with praise and food and kindness.
"Of course you're unhappy, poor boy. He's gone away, and your place is by his side. But I've come to collect you, and while he's gone, we'll work on your manners. Perhaps we can't turn you into a perfect lapdog... but I'll help you learn how to get on with others." She paused before adding with a reflective grin. "Of course, I can't manage to behave properly in polite society. I've always thought there's a fair amount of dishonesty involved in politeness. There, you're quiet now." She stood and pulled at the latch. "Here is your first rule, Albert: it's very rude to maul people."
Albert burst out and jumped on her. Had she not been holding on to the support of the shed's frame, she would have been knocked over. Whining and wagging his tail, Albert st #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Starting A Book quotes by Danielle Dutton
#24. Margaret Cavendish was one of the people who came up in the course. That was when I started thinking about her as a character for a book, but my idea was for a totally different book. It had all these characters in it; Samuel Pepys was one of the main characters. He famously wrote these extensive diaries through the period that are really funny and sort of saucy, actually. #Quote by Danielle Dutton
Starting A Book quotes by Simon Armitage
#25. Somebody will be able to crack ebook files in the same way that people cracked music files a decade ago. An author could have worked for three years on his book, have someone buy it for their Kindle for £6.99 and then see it shared with everyone in the world for free. #Quote by Simon Armitage
Starting A Book quotes by Chris Van Allsburg
#26. The Polar Express was the easiest of my picture book manuscripts to write ... Once I realized the train was going to the North Pole, finding the story seemed less like a creative effort than an act of recollection. I felt, like the storys narrator, that I was remembering something, not making it up. #Quote by Chris Van Allsburg
Starting A Book quotes by Laurence Olivier
#27. I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes, we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book. #Quote by Laurence Olivier
Starting A Book quotes by Sarah Miller Beebe
#28. This process is like starting a fitness regimen for the brain. At the beginning, your muscles burn a little. But over time and with repetition, you become stronger, and the improvements you see in yourself can be remarkable. Becoming a better thinker, just like becoming a better athlete, requires practice. We challenge you to feel the burn. #Quote by Sarah Miller Beebe
Starting A Book quotes by Karen Thompson Walker
#29. It's really hard to get a book published, even a good book, but the better the book is the better chance it has of eventually catching someone's attention. #Quote by Karen Thompson Walker
Starting A Book quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#30. Why is any one book different from any other book? They are different, A.J. decides, because they are. We have to look inside many. We have to believe. We agree to be disappointed sometimes so that we can be exhilarated every now and again. #Quote by Gabrielle Zevin
Starting A Book quotes by Terry Pratchett
#31. The librarians were mysterious. It was said they could tell what book you needed just by looking at you, and they could take your voice away with a word. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Starting A Book quotes by Laurence Tribe
#32. One of the most extraordinary examples in recent decades [of unitary visions of constitutional enterprise] is found in a book called "Takings" ... Epstein makes an extremely clever but stunningly reductionist argument that the whole Constitution is really designed to protect private property ... Can a constitution reflecting as diverse an array of visions and aspirations as ours really be reducible to such as sadly single-minded vision as that? #Quote by Laurence Tribe
Starting A Book quotes by F. Paul Wilson
#33. The acronym was derived from the title of the first book
a pamphlet, really
in which Khyfo was expounded, a supposedly scatalogical phase that meant 'Don't Touch' ...
The title was Keep Your Fucking Hands Off. Mean anything to you?
Not a thing.
Nor to me. But it supposedly summed up their philosophy pretty well at the time. #Quote by F. Paul Wilson
Starting A Book quotes by Diane Setterfield
#34. There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you have to draw the line somewhere. #Quote by Diane Setterfield
Starting A Book quotes by Evelyn Lau
#35. In my twenties, it was so important for me to show people I had all these other books and these other sorts of writing in me, .. A lot of authors, if their first book is a success, they're terrified to write a second one. But in my case, since the first book wasn't considered a literary book, I was really determined to show people I could do other types of writing. #Quote by Evelyn Lau
Starting A Book quotes by Cillian Murphy
#36. I like being at home with my music and my books. I've done all the partying, I've done enough partying for four or five people as a young fella. But now I like the quiet life. #Quote by Cillian Murphy
Starting A Book quotes by Aimee Bender
#37. Here is something I understand about psychology, and I think it relates to fiction: if you loosen up your understanding of yourself in some way, then who knows how it will affect who you are in the world. In the same way, you can explore an avenue of your character - something about your character's past, or something in your character's present - and you don't know how the reader is going to connect it to what's going on in the story. That gives the reader a wonderful job to do, which is to try to make the links. I don't think you need to plan that in advance, or ever. I think it can happen if you follow what you think is interesting about the character.
In order to do this, you must trust what you don't understand. Our minds are so adept at trying to explain things that you have to shut that instinct down. As a starting point, choose an action that you can't explain. Often, writing about something that you don't fully get - what it's about or what's in it - is actually very useful because it takes you away from talking about theme or talking about abstractions. If you don't know what something is about, you are probably going to be very concrete in your exploration of it. You're going to say, 'I don't know what's in this world, so I'm going to be very direct in the way I present it.' This gives the reader tons of space to form his or her own interpretations. #Quote by Aimee Bender
Starting A Book quotes by Peter Boghossian
#38. Faith taints or at worst removes our curiosity about the world, what we should value, and what type of life we should lead. Faith replaces wonder with epistemological arrogance disguised as false humility. Faith immutably alters the starting conditions for inquiry by uprooting a hunger to know and sowing a warrantless confidence. #Quote by Peter Boghossian
Starting A Book quotes by Nora Roberts
#39. Now you can introduce me to the hunk." Mo fell into step beside Keeley.
"I will if you can behave like you have a brain as well as glands."
"It had nothing to do with glands, I'm just curious. Don't worry, I'm taking a page out of your book there when it comes to men."
Keeley stopped at the door to the stables. "Excuse me?"
"You know, guys are fne to look at, or to hang around with occasionally. But there are lots more important things. I'm not going to get involved with one until I'm thirty,soonest."
Keeley wasn't certain whether to be amused or appalled.Then she heard Brian's voice, the lilt of it. And he forgot everything else. #Quote by Nora Roberts
Starting A Book quotes by Justin Cronin
#40. There's an outline for each of the books that I adhere to pretty closely, but I'm not averse to taking it in a new direction, as long as I can get it back to where I need it to go. #Quote by Justin Cronin
Starting A Book quotes by Italo Calvino
#41. A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. #Quote by Italo Calvino

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