Five Great Quotations about Theme

“The finder of his theme will be at no loss for words.” – J.V. Cunningham

“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.” – Ernest Hemingway

“From time to time, however, writers have engaged in politics. Its effect on them as writers has been injurious.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“In my view, the novelist has no right to express his opinions on the things of this world. In creating, he must imitate God: do his job and then shut up.” – Gustave Flaubert

“Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive.” – Anne Lamott