Five Great Quotations about Business of Writing

“The literary world is made up of little confederacies, each looking upon its own members as the lights of the universe; and considering all others as mere transient meteors, doomed to soon fall and be forgotten, while its own luminaries are to shine steadily into immortality.” – Washington Irving

“The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he’s given the freedom to starve anywhere.” – SJ Perelman

“I think it’s a shame that something as creative and vital to the nature of the human species as story-telling is largely controlled by the soulless cretins known as publishers.” – Piers Anthony

“The writer has a body, which includes a stomach. Writers too must eat. You can have money of your own; you can marry money; you can attract a patron – whether a king, a duke, or an arts board; you can have a day job; or you can sell to the market.” – Margaret Atwood

“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.” – Molière