Mr. Craig has been busy, bloggers. He's spent a lot of time at the library lately. (Perhaps that's why I've felt an absence of inspiration during my revising sessions this week.) I'll have you know, our Daniel is a Renaissance man. He folds socks, tells a great joke, makes lovely scones with jam, does hand springs when bad guys knock him down, and is a crack shot. When he's not in His Majesty's Secret Service, my muse is a big reader. Dan's not only easy on the eyes but a deep thinker as well. Here's the proof below in his top ten favorite quotes on writing.
#10. "The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new." Samuel Johnson
#9. "The best style is the style you don't notice." Somerset Maugham
#8. "All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients." Ralph Waldo Emerson
#7. "The only cure for writer's block is insomnia." Merit Antares
#6. "My language is the common prostitute that I turn into a virgin." Karl Kraus
#5. "You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke." Arthur Polotnik
#4. "Every writer I know has trouble writing." Joseph Heller
#3. "Easy reading is damn hard writing." Nathaniel Hawthorne
#2. "Writing is both mask and unveiling." E.B. White
First and last, Walter Smith said the number 1 quote on writing . . .
"There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein."
Thank you, muse. We're all a bit more inspired now, thanks to you. (See? This is why I chose Daniel Craig. Isn't he awesome?)
What do you think, blogging buddies? Do you have any beloved quotes you'd like to share?