I found a number of gems in this collection of quotes.
“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.” ― Dorothy Parker
I’ve quoted a version of this one to many newbie writers:
“I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they “don’t have time to read.” This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn’t have time to buy any rope or pitons.” ― Stephen King
And this one’s courtesy of one of my heroes:
“You either have to write or you shouldn’t be writing. That’s all.” ― Joss Whedon
You can find tons more after the jump. Enjoy. 🙂