It's hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it's damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person. --Bill Murray
I've always hated being gossiped about. When I heard that people were talking about me, I consoled myself with what my mother Ruthie used to say: "Birds peck at the best fruit."
I'm totally in control of this tiny, tiny world right here at the typewriter. --Joan Didion
Half of life is lost in charming others. The other half is lost in going through the anxieties caused by others. Leave this play, you have played enough. --Rumi
The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out. --Charles Jones
My motto is, "If we can think it, then we can write it." We can always improve upon it later.
I think writers should write exactly what they want to write, and nothing more, nothing less.
Do not just slay your demons, dissect them and find what they've been feeding on.
The more you care about what people think, the more they own you. --Marie Forleo
It is splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your imagination and make them pop like chestnuts. --Gustave Flaubert
Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. --Van Morrison
I was always a storyteller. I just didn't know it. I never shared the stories I made up inside my head when I was growing up. I never wrote them down either. But I can't remember a time when they weren't there. --Judy Blume
Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop. --Rumi
Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people. --Karen Salmansohn