Quotes

“You should always write with an erection. Even if you are a woman.” - Tom Robbins

“Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.” -- Thornton Wilder

“Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.” -- Mordecai Richler

“Everybody writes a book too many.” -- Mordecai Richler

“On n'habite pas un pays, on habite une langue. Une patrie, c'est cela et rien d'autre.” -- Emil Cioran

“There are three rules for writing. Unfortunately, no one can agree what they are.” -- Somerset Maugham

“Le projet est le brouillon de l'avenir. Parfois, il faut à l'avenir des centaines de brouillons.” -- Jules Renard

“My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.” -- Anton Chekhov

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” -- Mark Twain

“Courent les années, le temps de l'âme est immuable. “ -- Eugène Cloutier

“A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” -- Thomas Mann

“If you really want to hurt your parents and you don't have nerve enough to be homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts.” -- Kurt Vonnegut

"L’écriture ressemble à la prostitution. D’abord on écrit pour l’amour de la chose, puis pour quelques amis, et à la fin, pour de l’argent." — Molière

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” -- Anton Chekhov

“La vie est un sommeil, l’amour en est le rêve, Et vous aurez vécu, si vous avez aimé.” -- Alfred de Musset

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway

“Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.” ― Vladimir Nabokov

"J'étais une femme qui avait aimé un homme. C'était une histoire simple; il n'y avait pas de quoi faire des grimaces". - F. Sagan, Un certain sourire