Five Great Quotations about Good Writing

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.” – Ernest Hemingway

“At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.” – Benjamin J. Carey

“Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.” – Edward Albee

“One kind of good book should leave you asking: how did the author know that about me?” – Alain de Botton

“Fiction – good fiction, anyway – is dream made flesh, given purpose and drive, and set on a quest to show us the best in us and to give us the power and the tools to dream beyond reality’s ‘merely good enough’ to a vision of what is truly great…” – Holly Lisle