People With Good Judgement

People with good judgment weigh the assurance of a comfortable living represented by the mariners’ certificates that declare them masters of all ships, whether steam or sail, and masters of all oceans and all navigable rivers, and do not forsake such work in order to learn English and write books signed Joseph Conrad.

Goodreads.com. (2019). George V. Higgins Quotes (Author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19476.George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

The Writer Suffers From Vapors

The received image of a writer is that of an unproductive sensitive who suffers from the vapors, is enslaved by his gonads, falls victim to romantic swoons and passes out at deadlines.

A-Z Quotes. (2019). TOP 14 QUOTES BY GEORGE V. HIGGINS | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/26300-George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

There’s No Substitute For Knowing What You’re Doing

A cop told me, a long time ago, that there’s no substitute for knowing what you’re doing. Most of us scribblers do not. The ones that’re any good are aware of this. The rest write silly stuff. The trouble is this: The readers know it.

A-Z Quotes. (2019). TOP 14 QUOTES BY GEORGE V. HIGGINS | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/26300-George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

I Have An Almost Obsessive Relation To Writing Instruments

Take the gesture, the action of writing. I would say, for example, that I have an almost obsessive relation to writing instruments. I often switch from one pen to another just for the pleasure of it. I try out new ones. I have far too many pens – I don’t know what to do with all of them! And yet, as soon as I see a new one, I start craving it. I cannot keep myself from buying them.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Roland Barthes Quotes (Author of Camera Lucida). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/13084.Roland_Barthes [Accessed 12 Nov. 2019].

Mass Culture Is Humiliated Repetition

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition… always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Roland Barthes Quotes (Author of Camera Lucida). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/13084.Roland_Barthes [Accessed 12 Nov. 2019].

To Write Love Is To Confront The Muck Of Language

To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Roland Barthes Quotes (Author of Camera Lucida). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/13084.Roland_Barthes [Accessed 12 Nov. 2019].