Five Great Quotations about Business of Writing

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” – Jules Renard

“The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it. – Leo Rosten

…it will not always happen that the success of a poet is proportionate to his labor.” – Samuel Johnson

“Don’t sell yourself short; dare to dream. You might sell to a top market before you ever sell to a non-paying market – you won’t know unless you try. In the same way, it’s good to be cooperative, but don’t be too humble either.” – Rheal Nadeau

“Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.” – Georges Simenon