Love is the death of duty.
|—||Maester Aemon Targaryen (Game of Thrones - the show. A paraphrase of “Love is the bane of honor, the death of duty.”)|
Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the-world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best. Joss Whedon raised the bar for every writer - not just genre/niche writers, but every single one of us.
|—||Russell T. Davies (via writingquotes)|
Willow: She's possessed!
Willow: It's the only explanation that makes sense. You should have seen her last night. That wasn't Buffy.
Xander: Are we overlooking the idea that she may be just very attracted to me?
Xander: She's possessed.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good, either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
|—||Roald Dahl (via mrsfitzwilliam)|
If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.
|—||Stephen King, On Writing (via ithurtssomuch)|
A little writing inspiration …
Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.
|—||R L Stine (via writingbox)|
George R.R. Martin on writing women
George Stroumboulopoulos: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?
George R.R. Martin: You know, I've always considered women to be people.
No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman
|—||Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (via mdemanatee)|
Save the endangered Gorgeous Man! It is a species that should flourish for centuries to come.