Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Writer's Life - Nothing Smells Like Unpublished Writing

These are some quotes about the writing life that I am adding to my websites (inspirational quotes and retirement jobs ).

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
— Sylvia Plath

Nice guys can't write.
— Knox Burger

Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy.
— H. L. Mencken

Writing is a profession in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.— Jules RenardBooks for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs around them.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
— Leo Tolstoy

I hate books, for they only teach people to talk about what they don't understand.
— Jean-Jacques Rosseau

What Would You Do If You Could Replan Retirement? — Top Five Replies from Retirees

Save more or save less money — 39 percent
Take better care of their health — 29 percent
Live closer to their children — 24 percent
Retire earlier — 23 percent
Get involved in more hobbies — 21 percent


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