Who can’t use a little boost every now and again to spark some creativity and motivation? Here are a couple of favorite quotations about writing. The first one addressees the art of writing, the second, the business end of it. Though differing in tone, verbiage and audience, each is eloquent in its own right.
The first quote is by Duke of Buckinghamshire Sheffield (1649–1720), in his Essay on Poetry:
Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.
The second, attributed by various sources to director Oliver Stone and author Tom Clancy among others, is snappy and succinct:
Writing = ass in chair
Whoever wrote it, I’d just like to make one comment: perfect.