Sometimes the best remedy for writers’ block is to rewrite someone else’s words. So that’s what I did today, and it inspired me just as I thought it might. Here is what I found.
A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. ~Charles Peguy
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~Vladimir Nabakov
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. ~Author Unknown
A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one. ~Baltasar Gracián
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new. ~Samuel Johnson