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Robert Asprin Quotes and Sayings

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Writing that's not working for a living.
- Robert Asprin

New Orleans life is such a night life.
The thing that comes up very often is that our day
essentially doesn't start until midnight or 2 in the morning.
- Robert Asprin

It's interesting that instead of having to get tighter
and more restricted for a collaboration,
strangely enough, from the beginning,
we've actually been more confident that we could handle this.
- Robert Asprin

We're kidding on that.
One of the things I insisted upon when we went into
this project was that we are full partners,
going fifty-fifty, both on the money and on the say
of what's going on with the books.
- Robert Asprin

 

Between you and me, I think that may be one of the
things that will help with the collaboration,
because there are things Eric thinks I'm moving too quickly on,
and there are things I think he's dragging out.
When it gets to the editor they can arbitrate.
- Robert Asprin

The basic story for the opener is that word came through
the bar that someone got knifed and killed up on the Moon Walk.
It turns out to be one of the quarter regulars that everybody knows,
including Maestro and Bone.
- Robert Asprin

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I didn't make any money from my writing until much later.
I published about 80 stories for nothing.
I spent on literature.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank
sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
- Gene Fowler

I think I turned to writing really just to wake up
in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do,
and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
- Lesley Gore

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

Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun
but now it's getting downright tedious for most people.
- Mike Davidson

There are three rules for writing a novel.
Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
- W. Somerset Maugham

There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional.
You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself.
- Anne Rice

My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing.
- Philip Pullman

It seems to me that since I've had children,
I've grown richer and deeper.
They may have slowed down my writing for a while,
but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.
- Anne Tyler

If you want to study writing, read Dickens.
That's how to study writing, or Faulkner,
or D.H.
Lawrence, or John Keats.
They can teach you everything you need to know about writing.
- Shelby Foote

Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century.
- Gavin Bryars

While I have corrected agreed factual errors,
I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt
to be the truth about The Prince of Wales.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things,
very archetypal things.
- Harrison Birtwistle

For me, writing a short story is much,
much harder than writing a novel.
- Lynn Abbey

I'll know when the ideas aren't fresh anymore.
And I'll know when writing doesn't give me a thrill anymore.
- Brian Lumley

But I never listen to music while I'm writing.
- Stephen Greenblatt

Just after writing those we were called up to defend
a new position on the left,
where the terrible storming of the bridge over the Antietam took place.
- Joshua Chamberlain

I get drunk writing words.
I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away
with writing that I get inebriated from it.
- John Shirley

The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now
is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done.
The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album.
- Charlie Daniels

Learn as much by writing as by reading.
- Lord Acton

The only rule I have found to have any validity in
writing is not to bore yourself.
- John Mortimer

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

Southern poets are still writing narrative poems,
poems in forms, dramatic poems.
- Robert Morgan

We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because
the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on
television once seems insane.
- Neil Tennant

That's why, when Alias came along, I knew I'd be OK
if the show was on for five or six years because the
writing was so good and the creative team was so strong.
- Victor Garber

Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.
- Bernard Malamud

I find it both fascinating and disconcerting when I
discover yet another person who believes that writing can't be taught.
Frankly, I don't understand this point of view.
- Elizabeth George

I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read,
and that is still true.
- Jean M. Auel

Herman has taken to writing poetry.
You need not tell anyone, for you know how such things get around.
- Elizabeth Shaw Melville

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

Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything,
especially writing songs.
- Marian McPartland

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
- Alice Walker

I started writing movie scripts.
They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when
they were finished because they were simple copies
of the films I saw in childhood.
- Manuel Puig

I think some aspects of writing can be taught.
Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent.
But you can help with comfort.
- Toni Morrison

There is the great creative part of it.
The writing is the best part.
- Cynthia Weil

Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography.
I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs.
And I've been writing songs for other artists.
- Paula Abdul

I hate writing.
- Al Alvarez

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

Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years.
- George Crumb

I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child
when another mother came up to me.
Have you found work yet? she asked.
Or are you still just writing?
- Anne Tyler

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

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
- E. L. Doctorow

When I decided to take writing seriously,
I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked,
and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.
- George Stephen

I hate thinking about it, teaching about it,
and writing about it.
But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
- Bill Hybels

I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a
song that really says how I feel,
what I believe - and it even explains the world to
myself better than I knew it.
- Jackson Browne

I always treated writing as a profession,
never as a hobby.
If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am writing a sequel to The Touch because I want to
further explore the Chinese question that I have raised.
There will be more about that in a sequel.
- Colleen McCullough

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

Writing is no dying art form in America because most
published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity
of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
- Elizabeth George

Writing has never been a driving force within me.
- Jeffrey Combs

Writing software that's safe even in the presence of
bugs makes the challenge even more interesting.
- Wietse Venema

The band projects just took natural priority.
I didn't really have a solo career, just wanted to
share the music in another way and to learn more about writing,
recording, etcetera.
- Ken Hensley


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