There is no need for a writer to eat a whole sheep to be able to tell what mutton tastes like. It is enough if he eats a cutlet.
How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live!
—Henry David Thoreau (Or, I might add, tasted a mutton cutlet!)
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
—George Bernard Shaw (Don’t quote him on this! He was eating a hunk of mutton at the time…Spicy mutton…)
Writers talk too much.
—Dorothy Parker (Wise and true on so many levels. What? Oh, sorry. Shhhhh! Mutton, mutton…)
We romantic writers are there to make people feel and not think.
Barbara Cartland (Bring on the beef, Barbara! I mean: mutton)
All writing is pigshit. People who come out of nowhere to try to put into words any part of what goes on in their minds are pigs.
—Antonin Artaud (Really, AA—obvious mutton deficiency in your mad, mad life–but since you were mad, I forgive you. Baa.)
Mediocrity is more dangerous in a critic than in a writer.
—Eugene Ionesco (I could say the same about mutton!)
Right. Enough (mutton & quotations) already. Here’s to a fabulous week of revisions and creativity. Go forth and publish! And don’t forget the movie rights! Don’t forget to go to the movies. And perhaps a little gander into Veganism?