Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Two good quotes

I'll let them speak for themselves:


When I look at all the writers who have won coveted prizes and all the filmmakers and artists who have had success, what I notice is that they are the ones who actually filled out the applications for fellowships and sent their work around for critique and rejection; they are the ones who locked themselves in rooms and worked at it; they are the ones who did what was required; they are the ones who allowed themselves to be beginners and to begin at the beginning and do the next obvious thing.
~Cary Tennis of Salon.com

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1 comment:

A page of rain said...

Good, motivating quotes, I especially liked the first one. I find it comforting to remember that becoming a successful writer is as much about being organised, disciplined and sending off the submissions as it is about talent. It seems easier that way somehow.

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