Thoughts on Writing, Art, and Life

The A’s have it! Here are a few random thoughts on writing, art, and life by writers with a last name starting with A.

Quotes for Writers

A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. — Douglas Adams, science fiction novelist

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. — Joseph Addison, essayist

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know. — Louisa May Alcott, novelist

The writer has to take the most used, most familiar objects—nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs—ball them together and make them bounce. — Maya Angelou, poet

The object of art is to give life a shape. — Jean Anouilh, dramatist

Writing comes more easily if you have something to say. — Sholem Asch, novelist and dramatist

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. — Isaac Asimov, science fiction novelist

All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake. — W. H. Auden, poet

All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth. — Richard Avedon, photographer

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About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .