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Writer S Block quotes by Anu Lal
#1. The struggle for a life extracts all our attention, and leaves us blind, deaf, dumb and senseless. The writer, the artist, the musician vanishes, without even the charity of a proper cremation. At this point words become formless sounds, and thoughts run out of paper and jump out of the terra firma and fly in the air, forcing us to find someone to share them with, someone who could understand. The fear of wasting words is the worst kind of it, only a writer knows. #Quote by Anu Lal
Writer S Block quotes by Jazz Feylynn
#2. I knew all too well the damage of scarlet ink smeared across page-after-page ... #Quote by Jazz Feylynn
Writer S Block quotes by Joyce Rachelle
#3. If you can't write, read.
If you can't read, walk.
Or walk and read, then write. #Quote by Joyce Rachelle
Writer S Block quotes by Bob Thurber
#4. Remember ...
Keystrokes are hammer taps. Get words on paper. Don't worry about connections, character or plot. Work for an hour. Promise yourself an hour. Do nothing else but move your fingers. Make coarse shapes. Follow any emotion that pops up but never impose emotion, never fake it, and don't make up your mind or your heart ahead of time. Understand you don't know what you're doing. That's why you're here. Rough it out. Anything goes. You can decide later what any piece of text looks like, what it might mean. Don't stop. Don't question. Don't quit. Don't stop to read what you wrote. Move your fingers. You mind will have no other option but to keep up. Remember that writer's block is merely the cold marble waiting for the chisel to heat up. #Quote by Bob Thurber
Writer S Block quotes by Cassandra Clare
#6. Before Jesse could say another word, the bedroom door jerked open and Lucie's father stood on the threshold, looking alarmed.
"Lucie?" he said. "Did you call out? I thought I heard you."
Lucie tensed, but the expression in her father's blue eyes didn't change - mild worry mixed with curious puzzlement. He really couldn't see Jesse.
Jesse looked at her and, very irritatingly, shrugged as if to say, I told you so.
"No, Papa," she said. "Everything is all right."
He looked at the manuscript pages scattered all over the rug. "Spot of writer's block, Lulu?"
Jesse raised an eyebrow. Lulu? he mouthed.
Lucie considered whether it was possible to die of humiliation. She did not dare look at Jesse. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Writer S Block quotes by Mary Sage Nguyen
#7. It is difficult for me to commit to an manuscript. Once, I get finished writing it. I get this feeling of adrenaline, and satisfaction. This is when the amusement begins, for the writer's side of me. #Quote by Mary Sage Nguyen
Writer S Block quotes by Leila Cobo
#8. She's thinking that what she's been doing all these years isn't what she wants to do anymore. Sometimes music flows to her and from her, but sometimes it doesn't. Lately that happens more and more, and she can't seem to find what she had and what made her special. But she can't tell her father because he'd be so disappointed in her, so disappointed to find out she's not extraordinary after all. #Quote by Leila Cobo
Writer S Block quotes by L.L. Barkat
#9. Maybe the real problem wasn't that she had nothing to write about, but that she had too much. Maybe she wasn't afraid of her finiteness after all, but rather Infinity and how it called her to begin somewhere, anywhere. To begin might be an acceptance that indeed she was some kind of creator, with tremendous powers.

It might mean taking people's lives into her hands–her own life, her friends', even her father's or mother's. And maybe she was afraid they would think she had animated a wandering Frankenstein no one wanted to hold. #Quote by L.L. Barkat
Writer S Block quotes by Meagan Spooner
#10. Writer's block' is just a fancy way of saying 'I don't feel like doing any work today. #Quote by Meagan Spooner
Writer S Block quotes by Quentin R. Bufogle
#11. Time heals all wounds; some broken hearts
and most cases of writer's block. #Quote by Quentin R. Bufogle
Writer S Block quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#12. Sometimes ideas flow from my mind in a raging river of stringed sentences; I can scarcely scribble on the page fast enough to keep up with the mental current. Sometimes, however, beavers move in and dam the whole thing up. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Writer S Block quotes by Neil Gaiman
#13. The other thing that I would say about writer's block is that it can be very, very subjective. By which I mean, you can have one of those days when you sit down and every word is crap. It is awful. You cannot understand how or why you are writing, what gave you the illusion or delusion that you would every have anything to say that anybody would ever want to listen to. You're not quite sure why you're wasting your time. And if there is one thing you're sure of, it's that everything that is being written that day is rubbish. I would also note that on those days (especially if deadlines and things are involved) is that I keep writing. The following day, when I actually come to look at what has been written, I will usually look at what I did the day before, and think, "That's not quite as bad as I remember. All I need to do is delete that line and move that sentence around and its fairly usable. It's not that bad." What is really sad and nightmarish (and I should add, completely unfair, in every way. And I mean it -- utterly, utterly, unfair!) is that two years later, or three years later, although you will remember very well, very clearly, that there was a point in this particular scene when you hit a horrible Writer's Block from Hell, and you will also remember there was point in this particular scene where you were writing and the words dripped like magic diamonds from your fingers -- as if the Gods were speaking through you and every sentence was a thing of beauty and magic #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Writer S Block quotes by Dylan Thomas
#14. On No Work of Words
On no work of words now for three lean months in the bloody
Belly of the rich year and the big purse of my body
I bitterly take to task my poverty and craft:
To take to give is all, return what is hungrily given
Puffing the pounds of manna up through the dew to heaven,
The lovely gift of the gab bangs back on a blind shaft.
To lift to leave from the treasures of man is pleasing death
That will rake at last all currencies of the marked breath
And count the taken, forsaken mysteries in a bad dark.
To surrender now is to pay the expensive ogre twice.
Ancient woods of my blood, dash down to the nut of the seas
If I take to burn or return this world which is each man's work. #Quote by Dylan Thomas
Writer S Block quotes by Aldous Huxley
#15. He had been making an unsuccessful effort to write something about nothing in particular #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Writer S Block quotes by Gary Reilly
#16. My imagination was running amok again. Twice in one night. This never happens when I'm sitting in front of a typewriter. #Quote by Gary Reilly
Writer S Block quotes by Philip Sington
#17. One thing I knew about the novelist's task: when in doubt, write; when empty, write; when afraid, write. Nothing is more impenetrable than the blank page. The blank page is the void, the absence of sense and feeling, the white light of literary death. #Quote by Philip Sington
Writer S Block quotes by John Geddes
#18. If you've got writer's block, you aren't empty - maybe it's just like Twitter - overwhelmed, and loading seems to be taking a while ... #Quote by John Geddes
Writer S Block quotes by John Gardner
#19. Writer's block comes from the feeling that one is doing the
wrong thing or doing the right thing badly. Fiction written for
the wrong reason may fail to satisfy the motive behind it and
thus may block the writer, as I've said; but there is no wrong
motive for writing fiction. At least in some instances, good
fiction has come from the writer's wish to be loved, his wish
to take revenge, his wish to work out his psychological woes,
his wish for money, and so on. No motive is too low for art;
finally it's the art, not the motive, that we judge. #Quote by John Gardner
Writer S Block quotes by John Gardner
#20. Sometimes when one cannot stand the story or novel one
is working on, it helps to write something else - a different
story or novel, or essays venting one's favorite peeves, or exercises
aimed at passing the time and incidentally polishing up
one's craft. The best way in the world for breaking a writer's
block is to write a lot. Jabbering away on paper, one gets
tricked into feeling interested, all at once, in something one is
saying, and behold, the magic waters are flowing again. Often
it helps to work on a journal, since that allows the writer to
write about those things that most interest him, yet frees him
of the pressure of achievement and encourages him to develop
a more natural, more personal style. #Quote by John Gardner
Writer S Block quotes by Tyler Hojberg
#21. I don't get writers block. I get writer has too many ideas and doesn't know which one to start next, block. #Quote by Tyler Hojberg
Writer S Block quotes by John Gardner
#22. Part of the writer's problem may be thee wrong kind of appreciation: hen he does work he knows to be less than he's capable of, his friends praise precisely those things he knows to be weak or meretricious. The writer who cannot write because nothing he writes is good enough, by his own standards, and because no one around him seems to share his standards, is in a special sort of bind:
the love of good fiction that gets him started in the first place makes him scornful of the flawed writing he does (nearly all first-draft writing is flawed) and his sense that nobody cares about truly good fiction robs him of motivation. #Quote by John Gardner
Writer S Block quotes by Jacques Yonnet
#23. No one will ever know what manifold difficulties I've had to overcome in order to bring to a conclusion this first part of my chronicle. In certain dreams you feel leaden, numb, paralyzed, incapable of moving even though frightful and ferocious enemies are closing in on you. A constraint, curb, impediment of this order were a constant obstacle to the, oh, so very long and arduous composition of this work. And yet with every one of these stories the fact of having committed it to writing relieved me of a genuine millstone. My only regret is not to have completely unburdened myself. I'm still sadly short of reaching that target. #Quote by Jacques Yonnet
Writer S Block quotes by Emily Henry
#24. As usual, the blank document was staring accusingly at me, refusing to fill itself with words or characters, no matter how long I stare back #Quote by Emily Henry
Writer S Block quotes by Anne Lamott
#25. The problem is acceptance, which is something we're taught not to do. We're taught to improve uncomfortable situations, to change things, alleviate unpleasant feelings. But if you accept the reality that you have been given- that you are not in a productive creative period- you free yourself to begin filling up again. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Writer S Block quotes by Kevin Focke
#26. I don't experience writer's block, I only have periods of severe writer's diarrhoea; an incoherent mess of unfitting words placed in random sentences. Luckily, I can usually separate the shit from "the shit" later on. #Quote by Kevin Focke
Writer S Block quotes by Julie Ann Dawson
#27. I've always said "Writer's Block" is a myth. There is no such thing as writer's block, only writers trying to force something that isn't ready yet. Sometimes I don't write for weeks. And then all of the sudden I'll get a rush of inspiration and you can't drag me away from my notebook. But I don't stress out if I don't hit some arbitrary word count each day or if I go a few days without writing something. #Quote by Julie Ann Dawson
Writer S Block quotes by Robert M. Pirsig
#28. I tell him getting stuck is the commonest trouble of all. Usually, I say, your mind gets stuck when you're trying to do too many things at once. What you have to do is try not to force words to com. That just gets you more stuck. What you have to do now is separate out the things and do them one at a time. You're trying to think of what to say and what to say first at the same time and that's too hard. So separate them out. Just make a list of all the things you want to say in any old order. Then later we'll figure out the right order. #Quote by Robert M. Pirsig
Writer S Block quotes by La Tisha Honor
#29. Ugh, writer's block. The best thing to do is to forget about everything you're trying to do. Get away from your writing station, kick your feet up and relax. Then allow your mind to just wander. Don't stop it. Just let yourself think of anything, no mater how silly the thoughts seem. Remember, not to judge these thoughts. This will open up your creative receptors. You'll begin to think outside the box. Then the good stuff will start racing through you. That's when you start writing! #Quote by La Tisha Honor
Writer S Block quotes by Kris Rafferty
#30. Never fails. Every new book I write seems impossible, writes like I'm typing from dictation, edits like I didn't write it, and finishes like I couldn't possibly have written it. #Quote by Kris Rafferty
Writer S Block quotes by John Gardner
#31. The very qualities that make one a writer in the first place contribute to the block: hypersensitivity, stubbornness, insatiability, and so on. Given the general oddity of writers, no wonder there are no sure cures. #Quote by John Gardner
Writer S Block quotes by John Gardner
#32. Theoretically there's no reason one should get [writer's block], if one understands that writing, after all, is only writing, neither something one ought to feel deeply guilty about nor something one ought to be inordinately proud of. #Quote by John Gardner
Writer S Block quotes by Joyce Rachelle
#33. They told me I've got writer's cramp. So is that better than the block? #Quote by Joyce Rachelle
Writer S Block quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#34. I don't sit around waiting for passion to strike me. I keep working steadily, because I believe it is our privilege as humans to keep making things. Most of all, I keep working because I trust that creativity is always trying to find me, even when I have lost sight of it. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Writer S Block quotes by Richard Matheson
#35. I'm sitting in my office trying to squeeze a story from my head. It is that kind of morning when you feel like melting the typewriter into a bar of steel and clubbing yourself to death with it. ("Advance Notice") #Quote by Richard Matheson
Writer S Block quotes by Jazz Feylynn
#36. Determined to enshroud his enchantment. #Quote by Jazz Feylynn
Writer S Block quotes by Stefanie Weisman
#37. Unfortunately, many people suffer from BPS - Blank Page Syndrome. Let's face it: starting to write is scary. Seeing the cursor blinking at you on that bright white screen, realizing that you now have to come up with three or ten or twenty pages of text all on your own - it's enough to give anyone a major case of writer's block! #Quote by Stefanie Weisman
Writer S Block quotes by Anne Lamott
#38. There are few experiences as depressing as that anxious barren state known as writer's block, where you sit staring at your blank page like a cadaver, feeling your mind congeal, feeling you talent run down your leg and into your sock. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Writer S Block quotes by Anne Lamott
#39. If your wife locks you out of the house, you don't have a problem with your door. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Writer S Block quotes by Jazz Feylynn
#40. His eyes never blinked or wavered from mine, encompassing me in a field of control. #Quote by Jazz Feylynn
Writer S Block quotes by Kim Addonizio
#41. 82/ The truth is that writing is simply not reliable. You can't count on it to be there just because you've made time for it. In fact, making space might make it disappear. #Quote by Kim Addonizio
Writer S Block quotes by John Gardner
#42. The best way in the world for breaking up a writer's block is to write a lot. #Quote by John Gardner
Writer S Block quotes by Jazz Feylynn
#43. Those annihilating strokes slashed across my penned heartfelt words... #Quote by Jazz Feylynn
Writer S Block quotes by Jacques Barzun
#44. Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble, on paper not eternal bronze: Let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes. #Quote by Jacques Barzun
Writer S Block quotes by Lydia Davis
#45. If you think of something, do it.
Plenty of people often think, I'd like to do this, or that. #Quote by Lydia Davis
Writer S Block quotes by Jazz Feylynn
#46. This assignment could damn well project all the words across my face and the ink stain my hands a gory mess before I finished it. #Quote by Jazz Feylynn
Writer S Block quotes by Darynda Jones
#47. Don't let writers block push you around. Figure out what the problem is,whether it's with the ms or it's in your personal life, and face it head on. Don't stop writing. Just try really hard to work through it. #Quote by Darynda Jones
Writer S Block quotes by S.E. Hinton
#48. Since I am first of all a character writer, that character's emotions are as vivid to me as my own. I always begin with an emotion after I have established a character in my mind. I feel what they feel. I guess that is why it comes across so strongly. #Quote by S.E. Hinton
Writer S Block quotes by Kathy Disanto
#49. You may be a serious writer if ….

10. your hard drive is littered with random notes and story ideas … but not nearly as littered as your head.

9. you keep pen and paper next to your bed. And in the glove compartment. And in your gym bag. Also on the rim of the bathtub.

8. a day without Roget's Thesaurus is a day without sunshine.

7. your emotional landscape includes creativity, confidence, elation, frustration, and the occasional neurosis.

6. you've ever had to clean peanut butter and bread crumbs off your keyboard, because the work was going well, and you didn't want to stop for lunch.

5. grammar and punctuation turn you on.

4. your interest in a new acquaintance is directly proportionate to his/her potential as a secondary character.

3. you've worn the white e, r, s, and t clean off your keyboard.

2. the search history on your web browser would raise red flags with the FBI, CIA, DEA, and mental health professionals everywhere.

1. you have stories to tell, and you just. Keep. Telling. Them. #Quote by Kathy Disanto
Writer S Block quotes by S.E. Hinton
#50. Any writer who gives a reader a pleasurable experience is doing every other writer a favor because it will make the reader want to read other books. I am all for it. #Quote by S.E. Hinton
Writer S Block quotes by Pearl S. Buck
#51. No writer, I believe, should attempt a novel before he is thirty, and not then unless he has been hopelessly and helplessly involved in life. For the writer who goes out to find material for a novel, as a fishermen goes out to sea to fish, will certainly not write a good novel. Life has to be lived thoughtlessly, unconsciously, at full tilt and for no purpose except its own sake before it becomes, eventually, good material for a novel. #Quote by Pearl S. Buck
Writer S Block quotes by Pearl S. Buck
#52. It is the highest reward when a writer hears when a book written in doubt and solitude, has reached a human heart with a deeper meaning than even the writer had been aware of, as she wrote. It is something extra, the unexpected return. #Quote by Pearl S. Buck
Writer S Block quotes by K.S. Khatana
#53. Time, my elusive friend, just for once can you turn back the clock,
Play back some of my lost moments and some events can you block? #Quote by K.S. Khatana
Writer S Block quotes by Hilary Mantel
#54. It's not easy to diagnose because depending where the endometrial deposits are, the symptoms can be quite different. It's an unrecognized problem among teenage girls, and it's something that every young woman who has painful menstruation should be aware of ... it's a condition that is curable if it's caught early. If not, if it's allowed to run on, it can cause infertility, and it can really mess up your life.
[Author Hilary Mantel on being asked about being a writer with endometriosis, Nov 2012 NPR interview] #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Writer S Block quotes by T. S. Eliot
#55. We must remember that what a writer does to people is not necessarily what he intends to do. It may be only what people are capable of having done to them. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Writer S Block quotes by Michelle Falkoff
#56. But I couldn't block out the sound of his voice. "Hayden wasn't the son I expected to have," he said. "I'd imagined playing catch in the yard, watching football on the weekends, going fishing. The things I'd done with my dad; the things I do with Ryan. It was the only kind of relationship I knew how to have with a son." His voice cracked. "But my second son didn't enjoy any of those things. He loved music and video games and computers. I didn't know how to talk to him. And now I'll spend the rest of my life wishing I'd learned how." He lowered his head, as if he were trying to hide the fact that he was crying. #Quote by Michelle Falkoff
Writer S Block quotes by C.S. Lewis
#57. All the books were beginning to turn against me. Indeed, I must have been blind as a bat not to have seen it long before, the ludicrous contradiction between my theory of life and my actual experiences as a reader. George MacDonald had done more to me than any other writer; of course it was a pity that he had that bee in his bonnet about Christianity. He was good in spite of it. Chesterton has more sense than all the other moderns put together; bating, of course, his Christianity. Johnson was one of the few authors whom I felt I could trust utterly; curiously enough, he had the same kink. Spenser and Milton by a strange coincidence had it too. Even among ancient authors the same paradox was to be found. The most religious (Plato, Aeschylus, Virgil) were clearly those on whom I could really feed. On the other hand, those writers who did not suffer from religion and with whom in theory my sympathy ought to have been complete -- Shaw and Wells and Mill and Gibbon and Voltaire -- all seemed a little thin; what as boys we called "tinny". It wasn't that I didn't like them. They were all (especially Gibbon) entertaining; but hardly more. There seemed to be no depth in them. They were too simple. The roughness and density of life did not appear in their books. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Writer S Block quotes by C.S. Lewis
#58. I suggest to you that it is because God loves us that he gives us the gift of suffering. Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. You see, we are like blocks of stone out of which the Sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us so much are what make us perfect. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Writer S Block quotes by CA Conrad
#59. In a world of watered-down bestsellers and formula novels, Hitching to Nirvana eases back just enough to show the blade which cuts the real open, then bolts forward again, giving us a charged, swerving dance to self-actualization. Hitching to Nirvana is a magnetic forcefield, not just pulling us beautifully into the story, but into our own lives. It's rare when a writer can open the shared world with such a deft, personal touch. Janet Mason is a genius. #Quote by CA Conrad
Writer S Block quotes by William S. Burroughs
#60. Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I'm going to paint until I paint it, so it's almost like automatic writing. A writer, on the other hand, can't help but know what he's going to write, because the activity demands a degree of premeditation. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Writer S Block quotes by William S. Burroughs
#61. A writer does not own words any more than a painter owns colors. So lets dispense with this originality fetish ... Look, listen and transcribe and forget about being original. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Writer S Block quotes by S.F. Mazhar
#62. Aaron used the Blade to direct another wave of water at Kyran, who managed to block it. In retaliation, Kyran sent a stream of fireballs at him. Aaron's defence wasn't as good as Kyran's, and he was struck by one, burning his shoulder. He fell back with a cry, the sword almost slipping from his grip. Aaron swung it, sending a wave of water at Kyran, but this time commanded it to spin around him, build tall as a tower and then fall on him, crushing him under its weight.

It did just that and for the second time that day, Kyran was pulled under the water. Rage thrummed inside Aaron, blinding him, taking over him, and he instructed the water to hold on to Kyran, to not let him go – to let him drown. #Quote by S.F. Mazhar
Writer S Block quotes by B.K.S. Iyengar
#63. Fear and fatigue block the mind. Face both, then courage and confidence flows into you. #Quote by B.K.S. Iyengar
Writer S Block quotes by Pearl S. Buck
#64. In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write. #Quote by Pearl S. Buck
Writer S Block quotes by S.A. Chakraborty
#65. In terms of identity? I'm a commercial fantasy writer, looking to entertain my audience with fantastical tales that mix history with myth and magic. That's something humans have been doing for a very long time, and I like being part of a long tradition of storytelling, whether that's ancient tales shared around a campfire or modern podcasts.
...
I'm currently editing a scene that involves winged lions and smoke-conjured armor, so I'm not certain I'm the best writer to ask about truth. But that being said, words and stories have great power and I think setting a scene that pulls from the real world but is set in a fictional one can cause readers to reassess and question things in a way they might not have otherwise. #Quote by S.A. Chakraborty
Writer S Block quotes by Herman Koch
#66. A mediocre writer serves a life sentence. He has to go on. It's too late to change professions. He has to go on till the bitter end. Until death comes to get him. Only death can save him from his mediocrity.

His writing is "not without merit," that's what we say about the mediocre writer. For him, that's the pinnacle of achievement, to produce books that are not without merit. You really do have to be mediocre to go on living once you've realized that. #Quote by Herman Koch
Writer S Block quotes by Debasish Mridha
#67. A true writer has a moral duty to uplift humanity. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Writer S Block quotes by Thomas S. Monson
#68. One writer said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people's lives. If we were to apply that maxim to our lives, we could say that we are the result of many small decisions. In effect, we are the product of our choices. We must develop the capacity to recall the past, to evaluate the present, and to look into the future in order to accomplish in our lives what the Lord would have us do. #Quote by Thomas S. Monson
Writer S Block quotes by Michael Poeltl
#69. In such a person, sadness breeds purpose; finding inspiration in the darkness and often times, I believe, they will impress a hell onto their own lives in order to re-create it, that others might suffer the experience from the comfort of their armchairs. - Quote from Her Past's Present. #Quote by Michael Poeltl
Writer S Block quotes by William S. Burroughs
#70. The dichotomy of the gun-toting, substance-abusing queer seeking spiritual refuge might strike some as anticlimactic. But William Burroughs was not what he appeared to be to many of his fans. The work which so many revere as biblical texts in the church of addiction were always seen by the writer himself as cautionary rather than visionary. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Writer S Block quotes by Neil Gaiman
#71. I don't know if any single book made me want to write. C.S. Lewis was the first writer to make me aware that somebody was writing the book I was reading - these wonderful parenthetical asides to the reader. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Writer S Block quotes by Harold S. Kushner
#72. This is what it
means to create: not to make something out of nothing, but to make order out of chaos. A creative scientist or historian does not make
up facts but orders facts; he sees connections between them rather than seeing them as random data. A creative writer does not
make up new words but arranges familiar words in patterns which say something fresh to us. #Quote by Harold S. Kushner
Writer S Block quotes by Frank Kermode
#73. In the nouveau roman of Robbe-Grillet there is an attempt at a more or less Copernican change in the relation between the paradigm and the text. In Camus the counter-pointing is less doctrinaire; in Dostoevsky there is no evidence of any theoretical stand at all, simply rich originality within or without, as it chances, normal expectations.

All these are novels which most of us would agree (and it is by a consensus of this kind only that these matters, quite rightly, are determined) to be at least very good. They represent in varying degrees that falsification of simple expectations as to the structure of a future which constitutes peripeteia. We cannot, of course, be denied an end; it is one of the great charms of books that they have to end. But unless we are extremely naive, as some apocalyptic sects still are, we do not ask that they progress towards that end precisely as we have been given to believe. In fact we should expect only the most trivial work to conform to pre-existent types.

It is essential to the drift of all these talks that what I call the scepticism of the clerisy operates in the person of the reader as a demand for constantly changing, constantly more subtle, relationships between a fiction and the paradigms, and that this expectation enables a writer much inventive scope as he works to meet and transcend it. The presence of such paradigms in fictions may be necessary-that is a point I shall be discussing later--but if the fictions s #Quote by Frank Kermode
Writer S Block quotes by William S. Burroughs
#74. My characters are quite as real to me as so-called real people; which is one reason why I'm not subject to what is known as loneliness. I have plenty of company. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Writer S Block quotes by Cecil Murphey
#75. If you really want to find your voice, your goal is to journey toward inner wholeness
which is what life is about anyway. It involves self-acceptance and genuine self-respect.
from Unleash the Writer Within #Quote by Cecil Murphey
Writer S Block quotes by A.S. Byatt
#76. It is possible for a writer to make, or remake at least, for a reader, the primary pleasures of eating, or drinking, or looking on, or sex. Novels have their obligatory tour-de-force, the green-flecked gold omelette aux fines herbes, melting into buttery formlessness and tasting of summer, or the creamy human haunch, firm and warm, curved back to reveal a hot hollow, a crisping hair or two, the glimpsed sex. They do not habitually elaborate on the equally intense pleasure of reading. There are obvious reasons for this, the most obvious being the regressive nature of the pleasure, a mise-en-abîme even, where words draw attention to the power and delight of words, and so ad infinitum, thus making the imagination experience something papery and dry, narcissistic and yet disagreeably distanced, without the immediacy of sexual moisture or the scented garnet glow of a good burgundy. And yet, natures such as Roland's are at their most alert and heady when reading is violently yet steadily alive. (What an amazing word "heady" is, en passant, suggesting both acute sensuous alertness and its opposite, the pleasure of the brain as opposed to the viscera - though each is implicated in the other, as we know very well, with both, when they are working.) #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Writer S Block quotes by T. S. Eliot
#77. I do not believe that any writer has ever exposed this bovarysme, the human will to see things as they are not, more clearly than Shakespeare. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Writer S Block quotes by William S. Burroughs
#78. A writer's will is the winds of dead calm in the Western Lands. Point way out he can start stirring of the sail. Writer, where are you going? To write. Here we are in texts already written on the sky. Where he doesn't need to write anymore. A slight seismic with the cat book. Always remember, the work is the mainsail to reach the Western Lands. The texts sing. Everything is grass and bushes, a desert or a maze of texts. Here you are ... never use the same door twice. Sky in all directions ... on the word for word. The word for word is word. The western sail stirs candles on 1920 country club table. Each page is a door to everything is permitted. The fragile lifeboat between this and that. Your words are the sails. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Writer S Block quotes by Julie Hockley
#79. How do you know when you're There, I had once wondered. Maybe you're lucky enough to notice the moment it's happening to you. Maybe you're able to block out all the other stuff that is, in the end, just background noise. But, most often, you don't know that you were There until you lose it, or until it gets taken away from you. When you look back, you clearly see that time, that place, when all the pieces of you had finally fit together to make you blissfully happy, make you your whole self. Like one of those jumbo puzzles that take up your entire kitchen table for weeks, the tiny pieces are just cardboard shapes with colors splashed on them, and they don't make any sense until you find their rightful place among the other pieces. When you put the last piece into place and the pieces now form a complete picture, that's when you're There. But while you were busy thinking about gluing the puzzle together, so that the pieces would never be apart again, someone comes from behind you, destroys the last piece and throws the rest of the pieces away. Even if you could muster up enough courage to put the pieces back together, the picture would never be complete again, because of the last missing piece...which, as it turned out, was smack in the middle, or in the heart, of the picture. #Quote by Julie Hockley
Writer S Block quotes by James D. Macdonald
#80. God gives us enemies to make sure there'll always be someone around who's interested in how we're doing. #Quote by James D. Macdonald
Writer S Block quotes by Sahara Sanders
#81. If I don't like some rules, I create my own ones. #Quote by Sahara Sanders
Writer S Block quotes by Mel White
#82. If I want to read S.J. Perelman's Chicken Inspector No. 23 for the third time instead of some anguished, politically correct saga of a girl growing up in a trailer park in Kingman, Arizona, with an alcoholic mother who makes her straighten her naturally curly hair and won't let her date a Navajo boy or pursue her goal of becoming (naturally) a writer, I will. And I will laugh like a lunatic while doing it. #Quote by Mel White
Writer S Block quotes by V.S. Naipaul
#83. The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography - will always have this incompleteness. #Quote by V.S. Naipaul
Writer S Block quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#84. We write to give strength to our souls and souls of others. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Writer S Block quotes by Christina Crosby
#85. Writing, no matter the subject, has its way with the writer. Writing helps to teach us what we can't know otherwise, which makes it a demanding and invaluable discipline. Writing offers, not a way out, but a way into the impossible dilemmas of not-knowing. Each sentence begun can wander off, sometimes irretrievably into confusion and mistake,s sometimes to greater clarity. Tropes transport memories and transform them, as resin is transformed under pressure into amber, sometimes with a small, ancient bit of life suspended inside. Amber can be remarkably clear, but the piece that conserves a suspended life is even more valuable. Writing works on memory, compressing and doubtless distorting the past, and offers bodies for the inspection of reader and writer alike.

Writing has turned me in ways I didn't know I was going to go -- both outward and inward.... I've reach backward in memory to my childhood and young adulthood, but the process of writing has taken me forward, and continues to do so. Sentences unfold before me, always into the future, even as I return and work over what's already there. #Quote by Christina Crosby
Writer S Block quotes by Nikki Giovanni
#86. I'm glad I understand that while language is a gift, listening is a responsibility. (U.S. poet and writer, 1943- ) #Quote by Nikki Giovanni
Writer S Block quotes by Pearl S. Buck
#87. Just about everything significant in my life happened after I passed forty. I was a housewife and mother, but yearned to be a writer. I worked at my writing whenever I could snatch a moment, and I assembled several manuscripts. I was just about forty when my first novel, East Wind, West Wind, was published. Then a few months later came The Good Earth. My career was launched at last, and it has given me the richest possible satisfaction #Quote by Pearl S. Buck
Writer S Block quotes by M. J. Hyland
#88. Where writers are from is one of the world' s most boring topics. Where we're born, gender or race, wealth or poverty - those are the things we spend time talking about. Stop trying to label me. I'm a writer. Worry about whether I'm any good! #Quote by M. J. Hyland
Writer S Block quotes by Ogwo David Emenike
#89. Like a warrior in the battlefield, a writer must endeavour to use his pen to stamp the paper with his identity. #Quote by Ogwo David Emenike
Writer S Block quotes by B.K.S. Iyengar
#90. The body is the prop for the soul. So why not let the body be propped by a wall or a block? #Quote by B.K.S. Iyengar
Writer S Block quotes by V.S. Naipaul
#91. I'm my own writer. My material means I'm entirely separate. #Quote by V.S. Naipaul
Writer S Block quotes by Sandra Cisneros
#92. Well, when you're an immigrant writer, or an immigrant, you're not always welcome to this country unless you're the right immigrant. If you have a Mexican accent, people look at you like, you know, where do you come from and why don't you go back to where you came from? So, even though I was born in the United States, I never felt at home in the United States. I never felt at home until I moved to the Southwest, where, you know, there's a mix of my culture with the U.S. culture, and that was why I lived in Texas for 25 years. #Quote by Sandra Cisneros
Writer S Block quotes by Jennifer Worrell
#93. I think much of a #writerslife is figuring out how much coffee is needed to fuel madness & creativity while avoiding having to pee. #Quote by Jennifer Worrell

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