Quote For The Weekend (Yet Another “Revision” Edition)

See how good we have it now?

I work hard, I work very hard. All the books at leat 30 revisions.
—Ha Jin

In working on a poem, I love to revise. Lots of younger poets don’t enjoy this, but in the process of revision I discover things.
—Rita Dove

I rewrote the ending of Farewell To Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied.
—Ernest Hemingway

Half my life is an act of revision.
—John Irving

In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
—T.S. Eliot

Half my life is an act of revision, the rest is parenting in heatwave after wave. Hooray for mini-escapes and the muse-like qualities of garden fountains, crepe myrtles at midday and imagination spurred by ocean for all those in attendance of the waves.

Call me Neptune.

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI. pbwrites.wordpress.com
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