„Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it."

(, 1964)“

—  Colette

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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französische Schriftstellerin, Kabarettistin und Journalist… 1873 - 1954

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Robert A. Heinlein Foto

„One can judge from experiment, or one can blindly accept authority. To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all important and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked when it no longer fits. To the academic mind, authority is everything and facts are junked when they do not fit theory laid down by authority.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, buch The Past Through Tomorrow

“Life-Line”, p. 24
The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
Kontext: There are but two ways of forming an opinion in science. One is the scientific method; the other, the scholastic. One can judge from experiment, or one can blindly accept authority. To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all important and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked when it no longer fits. To the academic mind, authority is everything and facts are junked when they do not fit theory laid down by authority.

Patrick Swift Foto

„The head, the face, the lines and features, contain everything for the painter who understands well enough to put it down.“

—  Patrick Swift British artist 1927 - 1983

Nano Reid (1950)
Kontext: Nano Reid does not begin a portrait with any ideas about the person she draws. She is concerned with the head, its existence as a structure with certain characteristics. She is so much concerned with this that her portraits are inevitably deep studies of character and personality. The head, the face, the lines and features, contain everything for the painter who understands well enough to put it down.

Katy Perry Foto

„'Cause baby you're a firework,
Come on, show 'em what you're worth.
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y.Baby, you're a firework,
Come on, let your colors burst.
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em falling down-own-own.“

—  Katy Perry American singer, songwriter and actress 1984

Firework, written by Katy Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen Sandy Wilhelm, and Ester Dean
Song lyrics, Teenage Dream (2010)

Dorothy Koomson Foto

„If your head explodes can I have your stuff?“

—  Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo

Quelle: Magic Breaks

Richard D'Oyly Carte Foto

„Queen Victoria - I thought gags were things that were put by authority into people's mouths.
D'Oyly Carte - These gags, your Majesty, are things that people put into their own mouths without authority“

—  Richard D'Oyly Carte English theatre manager and producer 1844 - 1901

Conversation with Queen Victoria after a Royal Command performance of The Gondoliers in March 1891, the 'gags' in question are ad libs added by the actors during the performance
Quoted in The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan, Ian Bradley, OUP, 1996. Originally found in the magazine The Era

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Stephen King Foto

„I think the author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.“

—  Stephen King American author 1947

As quoted in an edition of I Am Legend (1995)
Kontext: I think the author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson. Books like I Am Legend were an inspiration to me.

David Allen Foto

„If your backlog of stuff isn't zero'd regularly, you're hostage to your own incessant angst that you should.“

—  David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945

5 March 2011 https://twitter.com/gtdguy/status/43813369337217024
Official Twitter profile (@gtdguy) https://twitter.com/gtdguy

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„If the public likes you, you're good. Shakespeare was a common, down-to-earth writer in his day.“

—  Mickey Spillane American writer 1918 - 2006

Writers on Writing interview (1986)

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Andrew Marvell Foto

„But bowed his comely head
Down as upon a bed.“

—  Andrew Marvell English metaphysical poet and politician 1621 - 1678

Upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland (1650)

John Battelle Foto

„You pulled out of MacWorld and began hosting your own strictly scripted events. … Despite the gorgeous products and services you've created, we worry that you're headed down a road that may lead to your own demise.“

—  John Battelle American writer 1965

An Open Letter To Apple Regarding the Company's Approach To Conversation With Its Peers and Its Community http://battellemedia.com/archives/2010/04/_an_open_letter_to_apple_regarding_the_companys_approach_to_conversation_with_its_peers_and_its_community in John Battelle's searchblog (17 April 2010)

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