Favorite Quotes

Many people who want to be writers don't really want to be writers. They want to have been writters.

They wish they had a book in print. 

---James Mitchner

"The road to hell is paved with adverbs."

 -- Stephen King

A newspaper report is a snapshot

A magazine article is a portrait

A book is a photo album

---Jana Bommersbach

 On historical fiction--

History is the skeleton

Fiction is the breath

---Jana Bommersbach

"Television a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.
Ernie Kovacs

"Language is the source of misunderstandings."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."
Thomas H. Huxley

"The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything."
Walter Bagehot

"Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
George Eliot

"I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."

 -- Mark Twain

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."
Franklin P. Adams

"Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop."
Ralph Novak