Five Great Quotations about Revising

“Writing is like digging yourself out of a pile of crap but then the pile covers you again and you have to write your way out of it again.” – Charles Bukowski

“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.” –Michael Lee

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” – Saul Bellow

“Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on.” – John Steinbeck

“I suppress in my prose any language which calls attention to itself.” – Jerzy Kosinski