Anyone else collect mottos? I don’t go bananas on it, but over the years I have picked up a few choice writing-related lines that I keep dotted around the desk for those times when the muse is gone on the razz with her cider-swilling buddies. To wit:
“Try again, fail again, fail better.” – Samuel BeckettThe Big Question - What’s the line that gets you girding your loins and thundering once more unto the breach, Horatio?
“When you leave your typewriter you leave your machine-gun and the rats come pouring through.” – Charles Bukowski
“If you’re out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.” – Albert Einstein
“Crime is but a left-handed form of human endeavour.” – WR Burnett