Quotes - Ed Cozza Writer
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Quotes

Cozza Quotes 

“Unplug and connect”

“That girl is prettier than a speckled pup”

“Every time someone calls… the phone rings!”

“It’s so nice out, let’s just leave it out.”

“As a writer, I try to use the most gooder english I can.”

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” Seen on a business card, don’t remember who’s card it was

“Available for golf, and lunch.” Seen on same business card.

 

“Even though it was well past the morning rush hour, people were still obviously in desperate need of coffee. To be downright honest with any of you that may be looking up from your coffee or tea and reading this, I think it strange that until these massive coffee parlors showed up, we had no idea how desperate our need was for coffee, or tea. We were dying of thirst and did not even know it. We may well have been rescued with only moments to spare.”
~ Edward Cozza, Beverage Journey

About Rex, one of the main characters of Nowhere Yet:
“Rex is the catalyst of chaos. He and Grant have been friends forever, and the exploits of their younger days were quite tumultuous. He is from the eastern US, so they bond over mutual insults. Rex is really smart, yet always seems to look like an unmade bed. He is sometimes a bit too confident, a bit too forward. He has been in some trouble, and has been missing for a while. He loves having large groups of people together. He has a big heart.”

About the correlation between Edward Cozza’s characters’ lives and his movement Unplug & Connect:
“The thoughts and feelings of the people in this series are anything but light. They are all, in their own way, dealing with the loneliness and indecision that comes with the tedium of managing the business of managing their lives. Everyone, or most everyone, goes from an environment of closeness with a number of friends, to being alone and wondering what happened to them, and what happened to all the marvelous times that were sparked by having a beer on a Sunday.

No friends require calendar coordination with extensive detail for any kind of get-together. Why do we not see our close friends? Why do we neglect to hold on to the love of our lives? Why do we not accept signs that are around us all the time? …We need to start treating each other better, and spend more time looking at the people we love and care about, and quit looking at a smartphone, a video game, or a computer. I don’t even put a cell phone in the story until the last page. Tell the folks we care about how much we care, rather than say, “it just didn’t work out.”

On writing:
“With no offense to the writing conferences out there, and there are some good ones, go to one, go to two, and then get to writing. You have to put pen to paper, because you can have those things with you all the time. Rewrite until you are nearly ill from rewriting…Being friends with other writers is OK, but don’t expect help, certainly not mental stability.”

Edward Cozza Author

Quotes from others

“I don’t know the first thing about how to write (as you probably noticed in this post). I nod along and pretend that I know what things like “subject” and “predicate” and “passive tense” actually mean. I mean, I think I have an idea, but it hasn’t held me back so far. …“To have something to say” is “by itself virtually a sufficient condition for good style.” I’ll take grade school dropout writing passionately in his prison cell over some empty, superior Yale MFA any day.”
~Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of ‘Trust Me, I’m Lying’

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
~ Garrison Keillor

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
~ J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

 “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it”
~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
~ Mark Twain

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
~ Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”
~ Garrison Keillor

 “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“That’s the thing about being a Labrador retriever – you were born for fun. Seldom was your loopy, freewheeling mind cluttered by contemplation, and never at all by somber worry; every day was a romp. What else could there possibly be to life? Eating was a thrill. Pissing was a treat. Shitting was a joy. And licking your own balls? Bliss. And everywhere you went were gullible humans who patted and hugged and fussed over you.”
~ Carl Hiaasen

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
~ Neil Gaiman

“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.”
~ Garrison Keillor

“Pinot Noir country. My grape. The one varietal that truly enchants me, both stills and steals my heart with its elusive loveliness and false promises of transcendence. I loved her, and I would continue to follow her siren call until my wallet–or liver, whichever came first–gave out.”
~ Rex Pickett, Sideways

 

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