churchill writing quote

Churchill writing quote

Winston Churchill’s phenomenal statesmanship was built upon a bulwark of words. He was one of the most pithy figures in all of history and that is never more on display than in this quote about writing. Churchill, author of 43 books, certainly knew a thing or two about writing and I think most every author would agree heartily with his description of the writing process. It certainly rings true with me.

Writing a book is an adventure.  To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.

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  1. Abbey June 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    A wonderful quote from a wonderful man. I did a report on Winston Churchill a long time ago… he’s a fascinating person and was quite accident prone, it turns out. My favorite quote of his is: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

    • DJ Edwardson June 3, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Yes, I love that quote as well. I didn’t know Churchill was accident prone. That’s interesting. I need to read a biography on him at some point. He was such an interesting and influential person.

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