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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2007, 12:27:03 AM »
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.


—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2007, 07:34:48 AM »
Tip from an author:

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2007, 07:54:15 AM »
I don't know any publishers so I can't vouch for this.

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #48 on: November 24, 2007, 12:20:22 PM »
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."

-Solomon Short
Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2007, 05:16:18 PM »
Here's one from me, I'll find the link for it sooner or later.

Revelation is all about patience and balance, if you give too much away before the big payoff, your readers will already have it figured. On the other side, if you don't reveal enough, the reader will feel cheated. It's a hard task and something I'm always trying to improve.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2007, 10:36:46 AM »
"What the hell do you think you're doing Rawson"?
- A. Rawson

and one from my Grandmother ... origin unknown

"Today's the day we worried about yesterday ... and all's well thank God"

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2007, 12:05:09 PM »
More help for writers and critics.

"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft." - H. G. Wells
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2007, 12:53:11 PM »
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

-Louis-Hector Berlioz.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2007, 03:15:58 AM »
"I've got meetings up the wazoo" DGSquared in the MWC bar.

I have no idea what this means but I'm going to start using it as an excuse at work. "Sorry matey, I would love to help but I've got meetings up the wazoo!"
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2007, 04:21:12 AM »
"I've got meetings up the wazoo" DGSquared in the MWC bar.

I have no idea what this means but I'm going to start using it as an excuse at work. "Sorry matey, I would love to help but I've got meetings up the wazoo!"
OMG! I just laughed so loudly, I nearly woke up the entire household! I had no idea it sounded so bad until you posted it here.

Don't take it literally. The meetings are actually in board-rooms. You know why they call them board or rather bored-rooms don't you? Thus making them a pain in the butt ergo the wazoo and oh never mind.

Good luck using that as an excuse Cita. ;D

I hope you'll let me know how it works for you. ;) Thank you so much for the fit of laughter, Mark. I needed it. :-*
 
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2007, 05:02:44 AM »
You are just wicked, bad. :P I was trumped at every line of that verse.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #57 on: November 29, 2007, 07:18:23 AM »
 "Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."
   C.S. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2007, 09:15:28 PM »
There is only one infinite thing in the universe, imagination.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #59 on: November 29, 2007, 09:26:52 PM »
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There is only one infinite thing in the universe, imagination.

What about stupidity? Einstein said that was infinite, right?
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