Quote For The Weekend (The Let’s Pretend It’s Still Saturday Edition)

If you prick us, do we not bleat?

Quote potpourri! Quote jambalaya! Quote papier mache! Quote mixed bean salad (with balsamic vinaigrette and BPA-free writing instruments)!

There is no need for a writer to eat a whole sheep to be able to tell what mutton tastes like. It is enough if he eats a cutlet.

—Somerset Maughm

How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live!

—Henry David Thoreau (Or, I might add, tasted a mutton cutlet!)

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

—George Bernard Shaw (Don’t quote him on this! He was eating a hunk of mutton at the time…Spicy mutton…)

Writers talk too much.

—Dorothy Parker (Wise and true on so many levels. What? Oh, sorry. Shhhhh! Mutton, mutton…)

We romantic writers are there to make people feel and not think.

Barbara Cartland (Bring on the beef, Barbara! I mean: mutton)

All writing is pigshit. People who come out of nowhere to try to put into words any part of what goes on in their minds are pigs.

—Antonin Artaud (Really, AA—obvious mutton deficiency in your mad, mad life–but since you were mad, I forgive you. Baa.)

Mediocrity is more dangerous in a critic than in a writer.

—Eugene Ionesco (I could say the same about mutton!)

Right. Enough (mutton & quotations) already. Here’s to a fabulous week of revisions and creativity. Go forth and publish! And don’t forget the movie rights! Don’t forget to go to the movies. And perhaps a little gander into Veganism?

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI. pbwrites.wordpress.com
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3 Responses to Quote For The Weekend (The Let’s Pretend It’s Still Saturday Edition)

  1. writenaked says:

    The Thoreau quote is one of my favorites! 🙂

  2. Marieke says:

    Love it. However, the bean salad would not work – beans don’t like me… :-0

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