Larry L. King quotes

  • Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.
    -- Larry L. King

    #Writing #Shortcuts #Rewriting

  • The best kind of writing, and the biggest thrill in writing, is to suddenly read a line from your typewriter that you didnt know was in you.
    -- Larry L. King

    #Writing #Typewriters #Thrill

  • Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.
    -- Larry L. King

    #Eye #Writing #Leaving

  • For a few precious moments... I am back in Old Texas, under a high sky... where all things are again possible... and the wind blows free.
    -- Larry L. King

    #Blow #Texas #Wind

  • Money, power, love, sex (until they get married), adulation, children, and control. Of these, children cause the most trouble. Women also want equal rights and equal pay for equal work, and I agree with them 100%. Though on some days it is hard to figure out how a species that controls 97% of the money and all the ***** can be downtrodden.
    -- Larry L. King

    #Sex #Children #Women

  • Texas is my mind's country, that place I most want to understand and record and preserve. Four generations of my people sleep in its soil; I have children there, and a grandson; the dead past and the living future tie me to it.
    -- Larry L. King

    #Country #Children #Sleep

  • Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.

  • Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.

  • I’m not a fan of ‘write what you know.’ If you don’t know, find out. I knew nothing about the Bible before I started writing ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’ That was kind of the point – to learn.

  • There are no shortcuts to knowledge, especially knowledge gained from personal experience. Following conventional wisdom and relying on shortcuts can be worse than knowing nothing at all.

  • There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.

  • There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.

  • Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.

  • There is no great writing, only great rewriting.

  • There is no such thing as good writing, only good rewriting.

  • The biggest difference between a writer and a would-be writer is their attitude toward rewriting. . . . Unwillingness to revise usually signals an amateur.