I can't find a couple of writer quotations that I want, and it's driving me nuts.
I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven-eighths of it underwater for every part that shows. — Ernest Hemingway
This is pretty close to one I was hunting down; one that had a huge impact on me as a writer. The original went something like "The writer should always know a hell of a lot more about the character than the reader ever will."
Nobody wants to see the village of the happy people. — Lew Hunter
Except my mom. She wants me to move there. You can immediately imagine a screaming mob brandishing torches and pitchforks and rushing up the driveway to my happy cottage, right?
Character gives us qualities, but it is in actions — what we do — that we are happy or the reverse. ... All human happiness and misery take the form of action. — Aristotle
The guy's been dead 2,327 years, but his words still grab you by the throat and shake you until your teeth chatter.
Characters must not brood too long. They must not waste time running up and down ladders in their own insides. — E.M. Forster
How many writers do you want to send this one to?
Look if you like, but you will have to leap. — W.H. Auden
P.S., there's no net. I'm beginning to believe there will never be a net.
What's your favorite writer/about writers quotation?