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R. A. Salvatore Quotes and Sayings

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Writing is an incredibly lonely job.
- R. A. Salvatore

It got so bad that by the time I was graduated,
the only reading I did was in order to get the grade
and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade.
- R. A. Salvatore

I'm trying to make all the characters change and grow,
or regress.
- R. A. Salvatore

In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have
asked me to do game stats for my characters,
and I'm never comfortable doing that.
It's all relative after all.
- R. A. Salvatore

 

I thought I would set the world on fire when I got out of college.
I had done quite well in a field that was growing.
Unfortunately, we got hit with a recession in 1981.
- R. A. Salvatore

I'm a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family.
- R. A. Salvatore

Definitely they write themselves.
It's an amazing experience.
It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting
on my shoulder talking to me,
telling me their tales.
- R. A. Salvatore

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Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to
the experience of reading the book for my readers.
- R. A. Salvatore

I've always been a fighter.
If you tell me I can't, I'll die trying to prove you wrong.
- R. A. Salvatore

Here's the thing, for me at least: this is a huge genre now.
It wasn't always so.
Not so many years ago, it wasn't so.
There is a tremendous diversity in fantasy today.
- R. A. Salvatore

I loved the world of imagination.
- R. A. Salvatore

So, while I gave up the notions of publishing at that time,
I never stopped editing and refining that book.
A few years later, in 1987, I thought I had it ready to go out again.
- R. A. Salvatore

I loved to read and to write, but then something happened.
As I made my way through school, I kept getting handed
books to read that didn't excite me and didn't even
remotely connect to the realities of my life.
- R. A. Salvatore

I didn't and don't go to Internet for any business purposes.
The book sales for me by this point are way beyond
any influence I might have,
positively, or others might have, negatively.
- R. A. Salvatore

I don't often know exactly what's coming next,
and that makes it more fun.
And you know, for me, this entire genre is all about that;
it's all about having fun and getting away from the
mundane world for just a little while.
- R. A. Salvatore

I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy
business is in terrible trouble right now,
for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs.
Republican mentality of readers on the Internet.
- R. A. Salvatore

I never intended to be a professional writer;
as the story developed,
the one thing I had in my hopes was that this would
be something tangible to separate me from the nameless,
numbered masses.
- R. A. Salvatore

Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion,
both positively for a work and negatively against the competition.
I don't do this and can't stomach it,
honestly.
- R. A. Salvatore

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Well, I'd had the Fat Mattress earlier as a writing
outlet for songs and that.
- Noel Redding

I tend to have an odd split in my mind:
I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing
thing is OK and I'm happy with it,
then I put on my actor's hat.
- John Cleese

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
- Gustave Flaubert

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion,
some place, in the air.
All I must do is find it, and copy it.
- Jules Renard

When I was a teenager, I got into SF,
quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing.
- George Stephen

Well, I just wanted to be a person.
I just wanted them to keep writing me as humanistic as possible.
- Fisher Stevens

I never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway.
- Nigel Kneale

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail:
the color a room is painted,
the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.
- Donna Tartt

I do not want to have the feeling of writing "for eternity,"
so to speak.
- Elfriede Jelinek

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for
getting on twenty years now,
it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
- Anthony Holden

Being so honest in my writing is cathartic.
- Brian Molko

Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier
than any other form of writing.
It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
- Lillian Hellman

I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing
not for today but for tomorrow.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living,
with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
- Olin Miller

The importance to the writer of first writing must
be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door,
and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most -
the writing.
- William H. Macy

I don't have any structured grand plan;
I just intend to keep writing about the things that
interest me-some of which change,
some of which don't.
- Greg Egan

There is no formula to it.
Writing every song is a little journey.
The first note has to lift you.
- Enya

There are few cases in which mere popularity should
be considered a proper test of merit;
but the case of song-writing is,
I think, one of the few.
- Edgar Allan Poe

If people have bought something of mine,
they know by now that I will decline writing it for the movies.
- Patricia Highsmith

I've been doing my big theater projects,
which take years, and writing a song here and there.
- David Friedman

I like to write first-person because I like to become
the character I'm writing.
- Wally Lamb

I think if you are writing an instrumental you are
dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a
lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and
a much more expensive exercise.
- Leo Kottke

Writing for young children I find I often use particular
jokes with words and exaggerated,
funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex
stories for older children too.
- Margaret Mahy

When I say "work" I only mean writing.
Everything else is just odd jobs.
- Margaret Laurence

I started writing when I was about thirteen.
- Al Purdy

It's a dismally lonely business, writing.
- Toni Cade Bambara

I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after,
which may be something more like this again,
maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
- Penelope Lively

Writing is a communication.
- Theodore Sturgeon

If I had to give young writers advice,
I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
- Lillian Hellman

Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about.
- Marilyn Hacker

The best way to learn about writing is to study the
work of other writers you admire.
- Jeffery Deaver

I did some writing and bought a book,
and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.
- Dustin Hoffman

I am a drinker with writing problems.
- Brendan Behan

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers

I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise
structure in which both meaning and form are important.
- Jeffery Deaver

I'm not happy when I'm writing, but I'm more unhappy when I'm not.
- Fannie Hurst

Schools are really bad now.
Schools are not only bad in reading,
writing and arithmetic,
they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art.
They don't teach you anything.
- John Kricfalusi

When I was younger I was obsessed with writing,
so even if I wanted to listen, I didn't have time.
- Joan Armatrading


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