"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."
"Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing... the rest will follow."
"To me the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make." ~Truman Capote
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ~Albert Einstein
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." ~C.S. Lewis
"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." ~Ray Bradbury
"Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar." ~E.B. White
And this last quote may seem daunting, but it inspires me to know we all must fail from time to time, and begin and again.
"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." ~T.S. Eliot