Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup and Quotes

11 Sep


Here are some great links on writing, the industry, and all things book related. We highly recommend you read them!




“Plot springs from character…I’ve always sort of believed that these people inside me–these characters–know who they are and what they’re about and what happens, and they need me to help get it down on paper because they don’t type.”
— Anne Lamott


“It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.”
— Sinclair Lewis


“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero


“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
— G.K. Chesterton


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”
— Albert Einstein


Share any interesting links/quotes you’ve come across in the comments!


10 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup and Quotes”

  1. Joan September 11, 2010 at 12:09 AM #

    Great quotes. Writing quotes always interest me and always manage to inspire me 🙂

    • Vanessa September 12, 2010 at 9:55 PM #

      I LOVE writing quotes – I find them incredibly inspiring as well! 😀 Glad I’m not the only one!

  2. CA Marshall September 11, 2010 at 12:55 AM #

    I love that list of frustrating relationships… Poor Odysseus!

    Thanks for including the link to my contest!

    • Vanessa September 12, 2010 at 9:56 PM #

      Thanks for HAVING the contest! 😀

  3. Launo September 12, 2010 at 10:01 AM #

    I love this quote!
    ““Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.””

    • Kat Zhang September 12, 2010 at 10:55 AM #

      Me, too!

    • Vanessa September 12, 2010 at 9:58 PM #

      Good thing I added it in! I was in a fairy tale quote mood :p

  4. Theresa Milstein September 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM #

    I like the quote from Sinclair Lewis. I’m going to borrow that one for a future post, since I almost always begin my posts with a quote. Thanks!

    • Vanessa September 12, 2010 at 9:57 PM #

      Glad you like the quote!

      And I love how you almost always start off each post with a quote!

  5. Julie Eshbaugh September 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM #

    Anne Lamott is one of my absolute favorites, and this quote made my day! I feel the same way about my characters, and knowing I share that with someone so AWESOME is pretty encouraging. 🙂

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