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Writing Life quotes by Walter Mosley
#1. One of the things that I love about being a writer is this. I wake up every day and I write for three hours. I wake up early. So like 6:00, 7:00 in the morning, I write till 9:00 or 10:00. I live in New York, nobody even is breathing until 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. So, it's like my writing life is completely removed from the rest of my life. #Quote by Walter Mosley
Writing Life quotes by James Franco
#2. When I started writing after my career as an actor, I knew that that other life in the film industry would be pulled into my writing life and that people would see me not as an author but as an actor starting to write. #Quote by James Franco
Writing Life quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#3. Up in that room I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Writing Life quotes by John Lescroart
#4. One of the most productive times in my early writing life was while I had a full-time job as a word processor in a law firm and also worked part-time at night, often working until 11:00 P.M. #Quote by John Lescroart
Writing Life quotes by Natalie Goldberg
#5. Writing ... is 90 percent listening. You listen so deeply to the space around you that it fills you, and when you write, it pours out of you ... You don't only listen to the person speaking to you across the table, but simultaneously listen to the air, the chair, and the door. And go beyond the door. Take in the sound of the season, the sound of the color coming in through the windows. Listen to the past, future, and present right where you are. Listen with your whole body, not only with your ears, but with your hands, your face, and the back of your neck. #Quote by Natalie Goldberg
Writing Life quotes by Neil Young
#6. No matter how many books I write, I will eventually get to fiction. That is where I'm going. #Quote by Neil Young
Writing Life quotes by Andre Dubus III
#7. One of the accidental joys of my writing life has been that I've had some lovely, surprisingly good fortune with readers, and I've brought readers to my dad's work. I can't tell you the joy that gives me. Because my father's work was masterful. #Quote by Andre Dubus III
Writing Life quotes by Stephanie Lennox
#8. The sooner you finish procrastinating, the sooner you can get back to your art. #Quote by Stephanie Lennox
Writing Life quotes by Drew Myron
#9. Last night your thin walls invited me to the party next door / reminded me I am a quiet person in a quiet life. #Quote by Drew Myron
Writing Life quotes by Angeline Trevena
#10. Your first draft is a petulant teenager, sure it knows best, adamant that its Mother is wrong. Your third draft has emerged from puberty, realising that its Mother was right about everything. #Quote by Angeline Trevena
Writing Life quotes by Jeanette LeBlanc
#11. Write them all down. The mistakes and the blessings and the places you cracked in two. Write the prayers and the tantrums. The sacred and the profane. The open roads and the closed doors. Nothing is permanent. #Quote by Jeanette LeBlanc
Writing Life quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#12. Reading is sexy. Women who read are suspect. Women who write dangerous. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Writing Life quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#13. Whatever good and beautiful experience you are having, if you are not writing them down, you are wasting them! Your thoughts on the paper are your real reality because the realities of the experience quickly disappear, they are already gone, they are dead, but the written thoughts of your experiences are still alive and can live thousands of years! Sit down and write them down! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Writing Life quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#14. One does not only wish to be understood when one writes; one wishes just as surely not to be understood. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Writing Life quotes by Jacqueline Woodson
#15. Nothing in the world is like this-
a bright white page with
pale blue lines. The smell of a newly sharpened pencil
the soft hush of it
moving finally
one day
into letters. #Quote by Jacqueline Woodson
Writing Life quotes by Agatha Christie
#16. Plots come to me at such odd moments, when I am walking along the street, or examining a hat shop ... suddenly a splendid idea comes into my head. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Writing Life quotes by Jacqueline Simon Gunn
#17. Sometimes we don't know where we are going until we get there. #Quote by Jacqueline Simon Gunn
Writing Life quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#18. Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We are been taught to be ashamed of not being 'outgoing'. But a writer's job is ingoing. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Writing Life quotes by M.J. Pullen
#19. A 15-minute gap in your day is plenty of time to write and read, but not if you check your email first. #Quote by M.J. Pullen
Writing Life quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#20. I only wish to write. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing Life quotes by Steven Pressfield
#21. It's not the writing part that's hard. What's hard is sitting down to write.
What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance. #Quote by Steven Pressfield
Writing Life quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#22. The writer's life is frightful #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing Life quotes by V.S. Watson
#23. Sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need to get a second wind on the revision process. Try viewing your material on a different medium; it will shed a new light on the inconsistencies in the dark. #Quote by V.S. Watson
Writing Life quotes by Graham Swift
#24. If you can't stand your own company alone in a room for long hours, or, when it gets tough, the feeling of being in a locked cell, or, when it gets tougher still, the vague feeling of being buried alive
then don't be a writer. #Quote by Graham Swift
Writing Life quotes by Anne Lamott
#25. If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you're a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act - truth is always subversive. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Writing Life quotes by Avijeet Das
#26. below the trees
in the woods
i while away time
writing poetry #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writing Life quotes by Russell Banks
#27. Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing. #Quote by Russell Banks
Writing Life quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#28. I knew how severe I had been and how bad things had been. The one who is doing his work and getting satisfaction from it is not the one who poverty bothers. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Writing Life quotes by Laini Taylor
#29. I write because, as wonderful as life is - and it is truly wonderful - it isn't enough. It does not, for example, contain dragons. I find this unsatisfactory. So I read. And I write. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Writing Life quotes by James D. Maxon
#30. Fantasy is an excellent platform to shine new lights on old truths. #Quote by James D. Maxon
Writing Life quotes by Yann Martel
#31. Henry had written a novel because there was a hole in him that needed filling, a question that needed answering, a patch of canvas that needed painting - that blend of anxiety, curiosity and joy that is at the origin of art - and he had filled the hole, answered the question, splashed colour on the canvas, all done for himself, because he had to. Then complete strangers told him that his book had filled a hole in them, had answered a question, had brought colour to their lives. The comfort of strangers, be it a smile, a pat on the shoulder or a word of praise, is truly a comfort. #Quote by Yann Martel
Writing Life quotes by Mindy Kaling
#32. There is a certain type of greasy hair that you get only when you are writing with no breaks. #Quote by Mindy Kaling
Writing Life quotes by Dani Shapiro
#33. When I was growing up, I had no idea that I could possibly become a writer. I wrote endlessly in journals - a practice I maintained for a long time, well into the writing life I had no idea I could ever have. #Quote by Dani Shapiro
Writing Life quotes by Avijeet Das
#34. Last night, I was a mad man searching for a whiff of your fragrance. The stars and the moon even laughed at me. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writing Life quotes by Lisa Edelstein
#35. I think writers like to see how people bring their words to life, and it's always surprising. Always, no matter what, whether it's good or bad, it's always surprising because a whole human being is coming to that piece of writing. #Quote by Lisa Edelstein
Writing Life quotes by Samuel Colbran
#36. Don't worry about the consequences, just be a writer! #Quote by Samuel Colbran
Writing Life quotes by Alexander Chee
#37. PhD, MFA, self-taught - the only things you must have to become a writer are the stamina to continue and a wily, cagey heart in the face of extremity, failure, and success. #Quote by Alexander Chee
Writing Life quotes by Irwin Shaw
#38. No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys the writing, even if he doesn't get paid for it. #Quote by Irwin Shaw
Writing Life quotes by Bonnie Friedman
#39. Every day I must prove to myself I am a writer. The knowledge goes away in my sleep. What I wrote yesterday was paltry, meager, so flawed it is barely anything. Or, if it is good, I am no longer the person who could write it. #Quote by Bonnie Friedman
Writing Life quotes by Douglas Self
#40. Sleepless nights, infinite random thoughts, Remembering those moments, he had much to say, an urge to talk to someone, to be cared, to be loved, to be understood !! She was gone by now, And he was lost !! There it was, A white paper note, a pen, and the dark clouds forcing him to spill out !! Yes Words did most of talking, the unsaid words took the paper form .. Strange it was, the way Love was lost somewhere in the Library stacks !! #Quote by Douglas Self
Writing Life quotes by Joanie Schirm
#41. May my mind be clear and my heart pure. #Quote by Joanie Schirm
Writing Life quotes by Rob Bignell, Editor
#42. Every book I've read appears in my writing. #Quote by Rob Bignell, Editor
Writing Life quotes by Gerard Olson
#43. Of course, I tried to surround myself with other people like me whose dream of writing was a constant burden.... #Quote by Gerard Olson
Writing Life quotes by Jamie Lee Curtis
#44. I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir. #Quote by Jamie Lee Curtis
Writing Life quotes by Tasha Golden
#45. There has to be something other than keeping busy that gives human life value, because our society so often functions as if 'productivity' and/or 'usefulness' are the measures of human value, and - particularly for artists - this is deeply problematic. We shouldn't given in. #Quote by Tasha Golden
Writing Life quotes by Marietta Rodgers
#46. The misnomer is that satirists are pessimists, or even misanthropes, but usually it is just a way to unlock human potential. #Quote by Marietta Rodgers
Writing Life quotes by Chila Woychik
#47. If a book can save - redeem us from the mediocrity of the mundane - surely, there must be a God. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Writing Life quotes by Samuel Colbran
#48. Imagination, curiosity, passion, creativity these are the words that move me! #Quote by Samuel Colbran
Writing Life quotes by Lauren Groff
#49. At least in my case, a very simple, regular, happy life makes for better writing. #Quote by Lauren Groff
Writing Life quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#50. We can help the next generation, with the stories we write today. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing Life quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#51. It isn't the subjects we write about but the seriousness and subtlety of our expression that determines the worth of or effort. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Writing Life quotes by Kristy Brown
#52. I feel the most alive when I write. #Quote by Kristy Brown
Writing Life quotes by Howard Nemerov
#53. I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier. #Quote by Howard Nemerov
Writing Life quotes by Justin Alcala
#54. We may think of ourselves as static anti-heroes, but in reality we're dynamic protagonists just waiting for our courage to kick in. #Quote by Justin Alcala
Writing Life quotes by Robin Black
#55. Make your skin as thick as you are able to, for your career. Keep it as thin as you can tolerate, for your art. #Quote by Robin Black
Writing Life quotes by Carla H. Krueger
#56. When I write, I write obsessively. I try to pace myself, but some fires are too hot to put out. #Quote by Carla H. Krueger
Writing Life quotes by Stanley Christopher
#57. I do not, can not write just for money. Lord knows I haven't made much. I write because it is what my Father has given me to do. I do not mean that He woke me one morn, put His finger to my forehead and commanded me write. I mean He quietly and gently in His grace, whispered into my head, into my heart: courage to fail, confidence to succeed, belief in my ability to learn and in my own self worth. So in thankfulness I write. #Quote by Stanley Christopher
Writing Life quotes by Tawny Lara
#58. Sometimes you have to go a little crazy before you can find sanity. I think I'm close. #Quote by Tawny Lara
Writing Life quotes by Tarang Sinha
#59. Everyone, except a writer, thinks writing is easy.
Writing is tough. Being a disciplined writer is tougher. #Quote by Tarang Sinha
Writing Life quotes by Tiffany Madison
#60. While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the bars are my former intentions and the abusive warden my own neuroticism. #Quote by Tiffany Madison
Writing Life quotes by Greg Sisco
#61. Writing is like having sex. The people who never shut up about doing it are usually the ones who don't know what the hell they're doing. #Quote by Greg Sisco
Writing Life quotes by Dani Shapiro
#62. Don't think too much. There'll be time to think later. Analysis won't help. You're chiseling now. You're passing your hands over the wood. Now the page is no longer blank. There's something there. It isn't your business yet to know whether it's going to be prize-worthy someday, or whether it will gather dust in a drawer. Now you've carved the tree. You've chiseled the marbled. You've begun. #Quote by Dani Shapiro
Writing Life quotes by Allison M. Dickson
#63. I've tried to explain to people that I don't 'love' writing any more than I 'love' breathing. It's something I do and it's something I need. If I thought about it as a love/hate thing, I probably would have quit long ago. And then died. #Quote by Allison M. Dickson
Writing Life quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#64. Everyone thinks they are above average, which is statistically impossible. There have to be below average writers. But nobody sees themselves that way. That means there are a whole lot of bad writers out there, who don't even know it. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Writing Life quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#65. The story of what it means to be human is never complete. Every generation will produce its own share of comedies and tragedies, fools and geniuses. What the Greeks started the rest of the world will continue to build upon. The old stories will continue to explicate where we came from, while the new stories will illuminate in what direction humankind trends. The collection of future stories of humanity will add to the cumulative library of stories that past writers told, an anthology of collaborative stories will shed light upon the singleness of the human spirit in its aspirations, powers, vicissitudes, and wisdom. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writing Life quotes by Chris Campanioni
#66. Live a life worth reading about. Then write it. #Quote by Chris Campanioni
Writing Life quotes by Crystal Woods
#67. Write like no one is reading. #Quote by Crystal Woods
Writing Life quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#68. Most of my writing life consist of nothing more than unglamorous, disciplined labor. I sit at my desk and I work like a farmer, and that's how it gets done. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Writing Life quotes by Julia Cameron
#69. Fame is a spiritual drug. It is often a by-product of our artistic work, but like nuclear waste, it can be a very dangerous by-product. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Writing Life quotes by Jean M. Auel
#70. Life sometimes gets in the way of writing. #Quote by Jean M. Auel
Writing Life quotes by Anton Chekhov
#71. I understand that in our work - doesn't matter whether it's acting or writing - what's important isn't fame or glamour, none of the things I used to dream about, it's the ability to endure. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Writing Life quotes by Alice Munro
#72. Anecdotes don't make good stories. Dig down so far that what finally comes out is not even what you thought it was about. #Quote by Alice Munro
Writing Life quotes by Christy Hall
#73. Lost in New York City. Not that I don't know where I am, but rather perplexed as to where I am going. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writing Life quotes by Casey Curry
#74. It is my deepest desire to share the worlds of people we don't often see or read about in media. With my writing I seek to introduce you to the worlds I've always known existed around me and within me. #Quote by Casey Curry
Writing Life quotes by Jen Knox
#75. As a writer, my mission is to represent the perceptible world in such a way that readers can see the extraordinary that lives all around them. I want to converse on the page. I want to squash the humdrum, the mendacity that arrives due to too many overworked routines and overfed expectations. I want to entertain and awaken. I want to imagine and observe. I want to spin my fiction from an honest, curious place. #Quote by Jen Knox
Writing Life quotes by Richard Ford
#76. For a writer, children make life needlessly hard. I've muddled through a lot of things, but I have not muddled through my writing life. I work absolutely flat out, giving it my all. #Quote by Richard Ford
Writing Life quotes by Maeve Binchy
#77. Writing is a bit like going on a diet; you should either tell everyone or no one. #Quote by Maeve Binchy
Writing Life quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#78. You need the devotion to your work that a priest of God has for his. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Writing Life quotes by Tim Kreider
#79. It's hard to find anything to say about life without immersing yourself in the world, but it's also just about impossible to figure out what it might be, or how best to say it, without getting the hell out of it again. #Quote by Tim Kreider
Writing Life quotes by Laurie Seidler
#80. Language is a door. Words en-trance and are an entrance; they draw you in. When you read, the book you cradle disappears and the tales within unfold in your mind. Writing is a shelter of words and reading an interior adventure. #Quote by Laurie Seidler
Writing Life quotes by Virginia Woolf
#81. As I write, there rises somewhere in my head that queer and very pleasant sense of something which I want to write; my own point of view... #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Writing Life quotes by Sylvia Plath
#82. When I say I must write, I don't mean I must publish. There is a great difference. the important thing is the chaotic form given to my chaotic experience, which is, as it was for James Joyce, my kind of religion, and necessary for me...as the confession and absolution for a Catholic in church. #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Writing Life quotes by Dan Alatorre
#83. Open your soul and put it out there and dare the world to read it, ready to have them stomp on you and laugh, but ready to do it again the next day. #Quote by Dan Alatorre
Writing Life quotes by Dani Shapiro
#84. Still writing?" I usually nod and smile, then quickly change the subject. But here is what I would like to put down my fork and say: Yes, yes, I am. I will write until the day I die, or until I am robbed of my capacity to reason. Even if my fingers were to clench and wither, even if I were to grow deaf or blind, even if I were unable to move a muscle in my body save for the blink of one eye, I would still write. Writing saved my life. Writing has been my window -- flung wide open to this magnificent, chaotic existence -- my way of interpreting everything within my grasp. Writing has extended that grasp by pushing me beyond comfort, beyond safety, past my self-perceived limits. It has softened my heart and hardened my intellect. It has been a privilege. It has whipped my ass. It has burned into me a valuable clarity. It has made me think about suffering, randomness, good will, luck, memory responsibility, and kindness, on a daily basis -- whether I feel like it or not. It has insisted that I grow up. That I evolve. It has pushed me to get better, to be better. It is my disease and my cure. It has allowed me not only to withstand the losses in my life but to alter those losses -- to chip away at my own bewilderment until I find the pattern in it. Once in a great while, I look up at the sky and think that, if my father were alive, maybe he would be proud of me. That if my mother were alive, I might have come up with the words to make her understand. That I am changing what I can #Quote by Dani Shapiro
Writing Life quotes by Eric Onyango Otieno
#85. Words are living things. #Quote by Eric Onyango Otieno
Writing Life quotes by Chila Woychik
#86. Today I fed him right off the bat, and only checked Facebook twice. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Writing Life quotes by Darynda Jones
#87. Writing doesn't get any easier with time or talent. If writing is easy for you, you're probably still learning the craft. You haven't perfected your style or landed upon your "voice." You haven't learned to analyze your writing with a critical eye, to rip it apart and figure out why it isn't doing exactly what you want. #Quote by Darynda Jones
Writing Life quotes by N'Zuri Za Austin
#88. I'd give you my heart, but you'd just give it back, so I'll give you my words instead. #Quote by N'Zuri Za Austin
Writing Life quotes by Christy Hall
#89. I write because that is what I am supposed to do. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writing Life quotes by Donald Harington
#90. If you are destined to become a writer, you can't help it. If you can help it, you aren't destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn't have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing. #Quote by Donald Harington
Writing Life quotes by Joe Gores
#92. Always write as if you will never have the blessed chance to write again, so this has to be the best thing you've ever done. Do that, and it will be. #Quote by Joe Gores
Writing Life quotes by Michael Biondi
#93. I'm merely dying to be remembered for simply writing about my living memories #Quote by Michael Biondi
Writing Life quotes by Stephen Fry
#94. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I'm going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Writing Life quotes by L.K. Madigan
#95. The main thing is to WRITE. Some days it might be 2000 words. Some days you might tinker with two sentences until you get them just right. Both days belong in the writing life. Some days you may watch a 'Doctor Who' marathon or become immersed in a book that is so good you can't stop reading. Some days you may be in love or in mourning. Those days belong in the writing life, too. Live them without guilt. #Quote by L.K. Madigan
Writing Life quotes by Millicent Ashby
#96. I refuse to give up when things go wrong because there is always a sliver lining behind the cloud. #Quote by Millicent Ashby
Writing Life quotes by Rod Serling
#97. Coming up with ideas is the easiest thing on earth. Putting them down is the hardest. #Quote by Rod Serling
Writing Life quotes by Ray Bradbury
#98. Look for the little loves. Find and shape the little bitternesses. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Writing Life quotes by Kendall Hailey
#99. I sometimes think if I did not write I would be a madwoman. Now I am a sane woman with a lot of mad pages. #Quote by Kendall Hailey
Writing Life quotes by David Bergen
#100. In my brief writing life, it means I am still lucky that I have at least one more novel to complete. I do not expect that a story will arrive just because it is time to write another novel. It doesn't happen that way. #Quote by David Bergen
Writing Life quotes by Judith Barrington
#101. One last characteristic of the memoir that is important to recognize is one which also applies to essays, and which Georg Lukacs described as "the process of judging." This may seem problematic to some, since...we connect it with 'judgmental,' often used nowadays as a derogatory word. But the kind of judgment necessary to the good personal essay, or to the memoir, is not that nasty tendency to oversimplify and dismiss other people out of hand but rather the willingness to form and express complex opinions, both positive and negative.

If the charm of memoir is that we, the readers, see the author struggling to understand her past, then we must also see the author trying out opinions she may later shoot down, only to try out others as she takes a position about the meaning of her story. The memoirist need not necessarily know what she thinks about her subject but she must be trying to find out; she may never arrive at a definitive verdict, but she must be willing to share her intellectual and emotional quest for answers. Without this attempt to make a judgment, the voice lacks interest, the stories, becalmed in the doldrums of neutrality, become neither fiction nor memoir, and the reader loses respect for the writer who claims the privilege of being the hero in her own story without meeting her responsibility to pursue meaning. Self revelation without analysis or understanding becomes merely an embarrassment to both reader and writer. #Quote by Judith Barrington
Writing Life quotes by Carla H. Krueger
#102. There are times when I can't believe how much ridiculous stuff happens to me and how brilliant it is to be in a position to write about it. #Quote by Carla H. Krueger
Writing Life quotes by Logan Pearsall Smith
#103. Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. #Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith
Writing Life quotes by Robin Caldwell
#104. I think writing is like ministry. You get this call and you run before accepting it. If you run right to it, there's a good chance you were not called. #Quote by Robin Caldwell
Writing Life quotes by Samuel Colbran
#105. Why I write is to spark dreams. #Quote by Samuel Colbran
Writing Life quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#106. Only when one is connected to one's inner core is one connected to others. And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be re-found through solitude. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Writing Life quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#107. The analytical framework of this comprehensive field study of what it means to be an American examines how a person's personality, culture, technology, occupational and recreational activities affect a person's sense of purposefulness and happiness. The text evaluates the nature of human existence, formation of human social relations, and methods of communication from various philosophic and cultural perspectives. The ultimate goal is to employ the author's own mind and personal experiences as a filter to quantify what it means to live and die as a thinking and reflective person. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writing Life quotes by John Irving
#108. And maybe it was fair; if a book was any good, it was a slap in the face to someone. #Quote by John Irving
Writing Life quotes by Michelle M. Pillow
#109. People who make snide comments to authors like "anyone can write a book" or "well, you did it, so obviously I can/it can't be that hard" or poke at a book because it's "romance" or "genre fiction" and act like that somehow makes it substandard because they don't read it ... well, ok, go ahead. Write a bestseller. Don't forget to go through the correct edit process. We'll wait. #Quote by Michelle M. Pillow
Writing Life quotes by Annie Dillard
#110. I do not so much write a book as sit up with it, as with a dying friend. During visiting hours, I enter its room with dread and sympathy for its many disorders. I hold its hand and hope it will get better.
This tender relationship can change in a twinkling. If you skip a visit or two, a work in progress will turn on you. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Writing Life quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#111. Writing isn't something you do because you feel like it. You never feel like it. You write because there's a rat in your brain chewing up the spirals of your DNA and you want to get the words down before they disappear. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Writing Life quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#112. Writing is draining. Every word is like lifting a stone and levering it into place. Your head aches, your muscles ache and every word you conjure up is heavier than the last one. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Writing Life quotes by Judy Gruen
#113. You know you're a mom when you open the door to the dishwasher mid-cycle and think, 'This is the closest I'm going to get to a spa treatment till next Mother's Day.'"

"Joining the words 'Lose Weight, Effortlessly!' in the same sentence may be a form of hate speech."

"Try to make time for the things that are important, not just the things that are urgent."

"I want my work to matter, my words to count for the good, and to spread some good cheer along the way. #Quote by Judy Gruen
Writing Life quotes by Stephen J. Cannell
#114. I never waited for my Irish Cream coffee to be the right temperature, with a storm happening outside and my fireplace crackling ... I wrote every day, at home, in the office, whether I felt like it or not, I just did it. #Quote by Stephen J. Cannell
Writing Life quotes by Euginia Herlihy
#115. Writing is my joy, is my comfort zone, it strengthens my feeble knees and it frees my troubled heart. #Quote by Euginia Herlihy
Writing Life quotes by Julie Wright
#116. What doesn't kill us gives us something new to write about. #Quote by Julie Wright
Writing Life quotes by Michelle M. Pillow
#117. The Baby Name book can be a very dangerous tool in the hands of a prolific author. #Quote by Michelle M. Pillow
Writing Life quotes by Shakirah Bourne
#118. To ask how I feel about writing is to ask how I feel about breathing. #Quote by Shakirah Bourne
Writing Life quotes by Dan Alatorre
#119. The best part of being a writer is you get to tell people you're a writer. That's still considered cool. #Quote by Dan Alatorre
Writing Life quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#120. In the same essay, Said (who is reviewing Peter Stansky and William Abrams, co-authors obsessed with the Blair/Orwell distinction) congratulates them on their forceful use of tautology:

'Orwell belonged to the category of writers who write.' And could afford to write, they might have added. In contrast they speak of George Garrett, whom Orwell met in Liverpool, a gifted writer, seaman, dockworker, Communist militant, 'the plain facts of [whose] situation - on the dole, married and with kids, the family crowded into two rooms - made it impossible for him to attempt any extended piece of writing.' Orwell's writing life then was from the start an affirmation of unexamined bourgeois values.

This is rather extraordinary. Orwell did indeed meet Garrett in Liverpool in 1936, and was highly impressed to find that he knew him already through his pseudonymous writing - under the name Matt Lowe - for John Middleton Murry's Adelphi. As he told his diary:

I urged him to write his autobiography, but as usual, living in about two rooms on the dole with a wife (who I gather objects to his writing) and a number of kids, he finds it impossible to settle to any long work and can only do short stories. Apart from the enormous unemployment in Liverpool, it is almost impossible for him to get work because he is blacklisted everywhere as a Communist.

Thus the evidence that supposedly shames Orwell by contrast is in fact supplied by - none other than Orwe #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Writing Life quotes by Sandra Brown
#121. What do you want? What are you willing to give up to get it? Writing requires you make sacrifices. Be prepared to work hard to be a writer. #Quote by Sandra Brown
Writing Life quotes by Nenia Campbell
#122. My book sales are way down today. Also, I've received two scathing reviews. One of them calls me a purveyor of insipid wet-dreams. #Quote by Nenia Campbell
Writing Life quotes by Stephen Koch
#123. And please don't sink into this woeful nonsense about not having time to read ... The real culprit here is almost never your schedule. It is your boredom
your boredom with the books you think you are supposed to read. Find a book you want, a book that gives you real trembling excitement, a book that is hot in your hands, and you'll have time galore. #Quote by Stephen Koch
Writing Life quotes by Sahara Sanders
#124. If you don't do anything to capture and draw your memories - no matter whether you choose words, pencil, photography, or filming - the only place where they have a chance to exist is in your head, which can't be called the most reliable place to store them; soon, they'd be lost forever… leaving no trace, like they never existed… like YOU never existed… same as those billions and billions of lives that had already disappeared from the world. #Quote by Sahara Sanders
Writing Life quotes by Pierre Berton
#125. My best advice to writers is get yourself born in an interesting place. #Quote by Pierre Berton
Writing Life quotes by Ray Bradbury
#126. And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Writing Life quotes by Natalie Goldberg
#127. Writing is the act of discovery. #Quote by Natalie Goldberg
Writing Life quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#128. Becoming a writer does not mean words will suddenly flow with perfection from your pen. It takes hard work, rejection, and the willingness to lay everything inside you out for the world to see. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
Writing Life quotes by Grace Bridges
#129. Writers are often given the gift of being spectacularly unhappy, so that they can record the full depth of feeling. #Quote by Grace Bridges
Writing Life quotes by Jo Baker
#130. And when he surfaces to a cramped hand, a crick in the neck, the sunlight shifted across the floor, a sore blink, he knows that even to have written this little is an excess, it is an overflowing, an excretion. Too many words. There are just too many words. Nobody wants them; nobody needs them. And still they keep on, keep on, keep on coming.. #Quote by Jo Baker
Writing Life quotes by Miranda Paul
#131. Live first, write second. #Quote by Miranda Paul
Writing Life quotes by Mo Yan
#132. The act of giving voice to this spiritual suffering is, in my view, the sacred duty of the writer. #Quote by Mo Yan
Writing Life quotes by Michael Chabon
#133. You need three things to become a successful novelist: talent, luck and discipline. Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two. #Quote by Michael Chabon
Writing Life quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#134. Inspiration comes from your writing. Thoughts meander subliminally through our subconscious, at night when we sleep the brain is working. In the act of writing, phrases come out and you think: wow, did I write this? Did I have that insight? Sometimes you know something is good, good within your own limits, and those parts make life worth living. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Writing Life quotes by David Nicol
#135. What I don't get about "traditional publishing" is that an author creates a work that they think is good enough to be published. They then have to spend their valuable time begging others to exploit them to point where they end up with a 5% stake in THEIR business. What kind of a screwed of business model is that? #Quote by David Nicol
Writing Life quotes by Angeline Trevena
#136. I write because I have to; because I wouldn't know what to do with my hands if I didn't. #Quote by Angeline Trevena
Writing Life quotes by Robin Black
#137. Rejection is part of the game. Or rather, rejection is part of the profession. A profession which at times can feel like a game. #Quote by Robin Black
Writing Life quotes by Steven Ramirez
#138. It's amazing how fast you can write when there's a gun to your head. #Quote by Steven Ramirez
Writing Life quotes by Marsha L. Larsen
#139. The other thing that's happened with writing is that I'm not afraid it will go away. Up until a couple of years ago, I feared that sitting down with paper and pencil revealed too much desire and that for such ambition I would be punished. My vocabulary would contract anorexia, ideas would be born autistic, even titles would not come to flirt with me anymore. I suppose this was tied to that internal judge, the serpent who eats her own tail. She insinuates you're not good enough; you believe her and try less, ratifying her assessment; so you try even less; and on and on. This snake survives on your dying. Finally, now, the elided words of my wisest writing teacher, the poet David Wojahn, make sense. "Be ambitious," he said, "for the work." Not for the in-dwelling editor. That bitch was impossible to please anyway. #Quote by Marsha L. Larsen
Writing Life quotes by Michelle M. Pillow
#140. Life is too short to dwell in the negativity all the time. #Quote by Michelle M. Pillow
Writing Life quotes by Peter James West
#141. I am the sum of my past experience.
Some people have got a lot to answer for. #Quote by Peter James West
Writing Life quotes by Ann Patchett
#142. Writing is a miserable, awful business. Stay with it. It is better than anything in the world #Quote by Ann Patchett
Writing Life quotes by Caron Kamps Widden
#143. Let your characters lead when you're dancing together. #Quote by Caron Kamps Widden
Writing Life quotes by Kathy Disanto
#144. You may be a serious writer if ….

10. your hard drive is littered with random notes and story ideas … but not nearly as littered as your head.

9. you keep pen and paper next to your bed. And in the glove compartment. And in your gym bag. Also on the rim of the bathtub.

8. a day without Roget's Thesaurus is a day without sunshine.

7. your emotional landscape includes creativity, confidence, elation, frustration, and the occasional neurosis.

6. you've ever had to clean peanut butter and bread crumbs off your keyboard, because the work was going well, and you didn't want to stop for lunch.

5. grammar and punctuation turn you on.

4. your interest in a new acquaintance is directly proportionate to his/her potential as a secondary character.

3. you've worn the white e, r, s, and t clean off your keyboard.

2. the search history on your web browser would raise red flags with the FBI, CIA, DEA, and mental health professionals everywhere.

1. you have stories to tell, and you just. Keep. Telling. Them. #Quote by Kathy Disanto
Writing Life quotes by May Sarton
#145. And how long would the life in me stay alive if it did not find new roots?
I behaved like a starving man who knows there is foot somewhere if he can only find it. I did not reason anything out. I did not reason that part of the food I needed was to become a member of a community richer and more various, humanly speaking, than the academic world of Cambridge could provide: the hunger of the novelist. I did not reason that part of the nourishment I craved was all the natural world can give - a garden, woods, fields, brooks, birds: the hunger of the poet. I did not reason that the time had come when I needed a house of my own, a nest of my own making: the hunger of the woman. #Quote by May Sarton
Writing Life quotes by Chila Woychik
#146. Writing is making love under a crescent moon: I see shadows of what's to come, and it's enough; I have faith in what I can't see and it's substantiated by a beginning, a climax, an ending. And if it's an epic novel in hand, I watch the sunrise amid the twigs and dewing grass; the wordplay is what matters.
Simply put, I'm in love, and any inconvenience is merely an afterthought.
The sun tips the horizon; the manuscript is complete. The author, full of profound exhaustion, lays his stylus aside. His labor of love stretches before him, beautiful, content, sleeping, until the next crescent moon stars the evening sky. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Writing Life quotes by Suzy Davies
#147. Writing is like scrambling up a hill on all fours; you arrive halfway up, and you are committed - you want to reach the summit, yet you must stop, to gather your strength and will. When you have climbed to the summit, you stop, catch your breath, and take in the vista. You wonder how you made it. Then, you make your decent, somewhat subdued, all the while planning your next ascent, your next attempt to touch the sky. The memory of your climb leaves you with one impression - the idea that it gets easier, over time. #Quote by Suzy Davies
Writing Life quotes by J.J. Brown
#148. The beauty of writing is imagining new endings to a time of darkness, like burning off a morning fog with the heat and clarity of the sun. #Quote by J.J. Brown
Writing Life quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#149. Writing is one means to investigate the mystique of life. Each fresh page is an unsullied canvas that an inquisitive writer employs to explore the poetic transience behind their existence. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writing Life quotes by Shannon Celebi
#150. I'm sorry if ... I get too personal, if I make you uncomfortable, but writing is like one of the seven deadly sins, like Sharing on Mr. Rogers, and once you get the bug you're trapped in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe forever. #Quote by Shannon Celebi
Writing Life quotes by Rayne Hall
#151. Research is a wonderful word for writers. It serves as excuse for EVERYTHING #Quote by Rayne Hall
Writing Life quotes by Annie Dillard
#152. Putting a book together is interesting and exhilarating. It is sufficiently difficult and complex and it engages all your intelligence. It is life at its most free. Your freedom as a writer is not freedom of expression in the sense of wild blurting; you may not let it rip. It is life at its most free, if you are fortunate enough to be able to try it, because you select your materials, invent your task, and pace yourself. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Writing Life quotes by Lucas Michael
#153. The proverb, "Where there's a will.." sums it up for a writer who had just started in his writing life; for himself, the fictional characters and the audience of his works. It's a trinity of perspectives; one of his struggle, another of the story character which he writes about and the last one of the reader's expectation of his protagonists. #Quote by Lucas Michael
Writing Life quotes by Julia Cameron
#154. Pivotal to a happy writing life is a practice of daily personal writing. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Writing Life quotes by Natalie Goldberg
#155. Use original detail in your writing. Life is so rich, if you can write down the real details of the way things were and are, you hardly need anything else. #Quote by Natalie Goldberg
Writing Life quotes by Nadun Lokuliyanage
#156. Grab a pen and your turf will have no limits. #Quote by Nadun Lokuliyanage
Writing Life quotes by Sage Cohen
#157. Whether you're conducting phone interviews or simply need to hear yourself think, privacy is an extremely important variable in the writing life. #Quote by Sage Cohen
Writing Life quotes by Ray Bradbury
#158. Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Writing Life quotes by Sahara Sanders
#159. With so many book projects filling mind and heart, it feels similar to pregnancy. Your own books are like your children - you have to give birth to them, raise them, and do your best to make sure they live happily. You know, you just HAVE TO put into writing all of those thoughts, words and ideas appearing and growing in your head. Otherwise, life will make no sense without it. #Quote by Sahara Sanders
Writing Life quotes by Gloria Swanson
#160. Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth. #Quote by Gloria Swanson
Writing Life quotes by Carla H. Krueger
#161. Every book contains a secret – even the writer doesn't always know what it is. #Quote by Carla H. Krueger
Writing Life quotes by L.L. Barkat
#162. Writing starts with living.
- Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing #Quote by L.L. Barkat
Writing Life quotes by Kevin Focke
#163. It is infinitely easier to experience an indescribable experience than to describe it. #Quote by Kevin Focke
Writing Life quotes by Chila Woychik
#164. When reading a book, one hopes it doesn't turn into a painful process. Predictable is bad enough. Laborious is acceptable if the labor produces fruit. But with painfully bad writing, all one can do is grab a hatchet, slice off its head, and bury it. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Writing Life quotes by Chris Almeida
#165. The next best thing after finishing writing a chapter is starting a new one. #Quote by Chris Almeida
Writing Life quotes by Catherine Carrigan
#166. Writing at its best is simply taking dictation from your soul. #Quote by Catherine Carrigan
Writing Life quotes by LindaAnn LoSchiavo
#167. Clocks ticking, wasted time, reminded [Poe]
The coffin waits and pages lie half done
In desolation. Anonymity's
Curse frightens writers more than Roderick
Encountering his sister's open crypt.

- - from my poem "Poe and His Women" - - #Quote by LindaAnn LoSchiavo
Writing Life quotes by Carla H. Krueger
#168. First time I ever put pen to paper, I had one goal – to build something no one had ever thought of before. #Quote by Carla H. Krueger
Writing Life quotes by Sallie Tisdale
#169. Everything I write is sinful, full of lies, especially the big one, the one you go to hell for: pretending not to be a fool. #Quote by Sallie Tisdale
Writing Life quotes by R.J. Dennis
#170. I write what I want to read. If I were to write what I know, I'd be staring at a blank page forever. #Quote by R.J. Dennis
Writing Life quotes by T.N. Suarez
#171. Writing isn't only about a completed piece of work.
It's about the writer you're becoming while creating. #Quote by T.N. Suarez
Writing Life quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#172. Writing about personal thoughts and observations, subjective feelings and objective reality is a gateway experience that intensifies a person's level of consciousness. Every degree of increased consciousness can lead to increased knowledge of the world and self-understanding. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writing Life quotes by Robin Black
#173. Do whatever you have to do, avoid whatever you need to avoid, protect yourself however you need to protect yourself in order to stay on course, write, send the work out, write more, send out more work. Because as wonderful as the rest of it may be, conferences, twitter, writing groups, and so on, if they are more than you can handle, that's okay. But if you stop writing and stop sending your work into the world, that is not okay. That is giving up. #Quote by Robin Black
Writing Life quotes by Dorothy Bussy
#174. I have occupied this idle, empty winter with writing a story. It has been written to please myself, without thought of my own vanity or modesty, without regard for other people's feelings, without considering whether I shock or hurt the living, without scrupling to speak of the dead.

The world, I know, is changing. I am not indifferent to the revolution that has caught us in its mighty skirts, to the enormity of the flood that is threatening to submerge us. But what could I do? In the welter of the surrounding storm, I have taken refuge for a moment on this little raft, constructed with the salvage of my memory. I have tried to steer it into that calm haven of art in which I still believe. I have tried to avoid some of the rocks and sandbanks that guard its entrance.

[from the introduction] #Quote by Dorothy Bussy
Writing Life quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#175. Drama copies life in there being a sense of waiting, of a promise never fulfilled. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Writing Life quotes by Chila Woychik
#176. You want to get your book to press. You rush it through. Revision number twenty - done. Do you really need twenty more? Yes. A half-baked book is a half-birthed child. It aborts, is put on life support; reviewers line the hall to pull the plug. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Writing Life quotes by Carla H. Krueger
#177. I live, love and loathe my characters. They stole my mind. They stole my heart. #Quote by Carla H. Krueger
Writing Life quotes by John Irving
#178. A novel is always more complicated than it seems at the beginning. Indeed a novel should be more complicated than it seems at the beginning. #Quote by John Irving
Writing Life quotes by George Orwell
#179. From ... the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer ... I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. #Quote by George Orwell
Writing Life quotes by Julia Cameron
#180. Writing is like breathing, it's possible to learn to do it well, but the point is to do it no matter what. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Writing Life quotes by Maxine Hong Kingston
#181. Allen Ginsberg instructs: "First thought, best thought." Oh, to have my every spontaneous thought count as poetry! No draft after draft like a draft horse.
Clayton Eshleman, laughing, said, "'First thought best thought' is not 'First word best word ' Ginsberg does rewrite. I'm sure he does. #Quote by Maxine Hong Kingston
Writing Life quotes by Magus Tor
#182. Write and keep writing, not because people will like it, but because someone may get a kick out of thrashing your book. #Quote by Magus Tor
Writing Life quotes by John Steinbeck
#183. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Writing Life quotes by Zadie Smith
#184. In the middle of a novel, a kind of magical thinking takes over. To clarify, the middle of the novel may not happen in the actual geographical centre of the novel. By middle of the novel I mean whatever page you are on when you stop being part of your household and your family and your partner and children and food shopping and dog feeding and reading the post - I mean when there is nothing in the world except your book, and even as your wife tells you she's sleeping with your brother her face is a gigantic semi-colon, her arms are parentheses and you are wondering whether rummage is a better verb than rifle. The middle of a novel is a state of mind. Strange things happen in it. Time collapses. #Quote by Zadie Smith
Writing Life quotes by Peter Heller
#185. So I wonder what it is this need to tell.
To animate somehow the deathly stillness of the profoundest beauty. Breathe life in the telling. #Quote by Peter Heller
Writing Life quotes by Annie Dillard
#186. The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Writing Life quotes by Chris Campanioni
#187. Always being myself and my salve, which is life. I'm not lonely, if that's what it seems like. Always writing things down. #Quote by Chris Campanioni
Writing Life quotes by Joanna Penn
#188. Being a writer is not just about typing. It's also about surviving the rollercoaster of the creative journey. #Quote by Joanna Penn
Writing Life quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#189. Reading and writing are solitary activities that increase a person's capacity for concentration, awareness, and conceptual thought as the person weaves immediate information with stored memories. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writing Life quotes by Julia Alvarez
#190. For me, the writing life doesn't just happen when I sit at the writing desk. It is a life lived with a centering principle, and mine is this: that I will pay close attention to this world I find myself in. 'My heart keeps open house,' was the way the poet Theodore Roethke put it in a poem. And rendering in language what one sees through the opened windows and doors of that house is a way of bearing witness to the mystery of what it is to be alive in this world. #Quote by Julia Alvarez
Writing Life quotes by Anna Belfrage
#191. When sitting in an armchair isn't enough ... I write. What I mean is that when it no longer suffices to sit and dream about travelling to other times, other places, I write about them instead. A most economical and safe form of time travel. #Quote by Anna Belfrage
Writing Life quotes by Aleksandar Hemon
#192. The writer does not dare dream of giving the best of his individuality. No, he must never express his anger. The vacillating demands of mediocrity must be satisfied. Amuse the people, be their clown, give them platitudes about which they can laugh, shadows of truth which they can hold as truths. #Quote by Aleksandar Hemon
Writing Life quotes by Kia Carrington-Russell
#193. Energy is a being yet is not. For it to materialise it must be pure thus it turns into a crystal like form.
That is the true being of the Elders and the Three Immortal Blades.
And your body has been cursed with it.
Max Jacket- The Three Immortal Blades #Quote by Kia Carrington-Russell
Writing Life quotes by Anna Buchan
#194. It is wonderful how much news there is when people write every other day; if they wait for a month, there is nothing that seems worth telling. #Quote by Anna Buchan
Writing Life quotes by Alexei Maxim Russell
#195. The self-addressed stamped envelope. The representation of everything that was wrong with the old publishing industry. #Quote by Alexei Maxim Russell
Writing Life quotes by Susan Reynolds
#196. Mostly writing requires massive dedication, a whole lot of time spent alone, way too much sitting, countless hours spent thinking hard, and unending and occasionally painful dedication to forming ideas and laboring over the production of sentences, paragraphs, scenes, dialogue, punctuation, and all the elements that go into writing a novel, a play, a screenplay, or a poem. When we're not writing, we're thinking, plotting, imagining, or editing, which can be far more tedious than cranking out first drafts.
--Fire Up Your Writing Brain #Quote by Susan Reynolds
Writing Life quotes by Norbet Platt
#197. The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. #Quote by Norbet Platt
Writing Life quotes by William S. Burroughs
#198. Cheat your landlord if you can
and must
but do not try to shortchange the Muse. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Writing Life quotes by Selena Haskins
#199. Writing is not a numbers game. You should focus more on reaching the hearts of readers and building fans more than publishing a plethora of books that no one may care about. #Quote by Selena Haskins
Writing Life quotes by Zadie Smith
#200. Q: Where and when do you do your writing?
A: Any small room with no natural light will do. As for when, I have no particular schedules ... afternoons are best, but I'm too lethargic for any real regime. When I'm in the flow of something I can do a regular 9 to 5; when I don't know where I'm going with an idea, I'm lucky if I do two hours of productive work. There is nothing more off-putting to a would-be novelist to hear about how so-and-so wakes up at four in the a.m, walks the dog, drinks three liters of black coffee and then writes 3,000 words a day, or that some other asshole only works half an hour every two weeks, does fifty press-ups and stands on his head before and after the "creative moment." I remember reading that kind of stuff in profiles like this and becoming convinced everything I was doing was wrong. What's the American phrase? If it ain't broke ... #Quote by Zadie Smith
Writing Life quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#201. A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Writing Life quotes by Alan Rickman
#202. I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word: a journey. #Quote by Alan Rickman
Writing Life quotes by Tanner Berryhill
#203. That's one of the coolest things about being a racecar driver. Even if its one tweet a day, the platform allows me the opportunity to change someone's life. That's what we're here for. When we're struggling on the track, I try to take myself out of the situation and realize how small these earthly problems are. I love being able to spread the Word. That's my main purpose in life. Driving in NASCAR is icing on the cake. #Quote by Tanner Berryhill
Writing Life quotes by Paul Reiser
#204. The simple combination of letters and sounds you select as a name for your baby can result in a life of carefree coolness or decades of expensive therapy. Hi, I'm Jake versus Hi, I'm ... Tapioca #Quote by Paul Reiser
Writing Life quotes by Robert Doisneau
#205. The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street. #Quote by Robert Doisneau
Writing Life quotes by Debasish Mridha
#206. Your voice is the sweetest music and the sound of your smile is the ecstasy of my life. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Writing Life quotes by Dan Blaze
#207. All Things In Life Are Dependent On Circumstance. #Quote by Dan Blaze
Writing Life quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#208. I say this because there was a seriousness about her that seemed almost like a kind of anger. As though she might say, "I came here from whatever unspeakable distance and from whatever unimaginable otherness just to oblige your prayers. Now say something with a little meaning in it. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Writing Life quotes by Avijeet Das
#209. Magic happens when a stubborn soul refuses to give up on her dreams! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writing Life quotes by Eva Hesse
#210. I think art is a total thing. A total person giving a contribution. It is an essence, a soul.. In my inner soul art and life are inseparable #Quote by Eva Hesse
Writing Life quotes by Rita Dove
#211. We tend to be so bombarded with information, and we move so quickly, that there's a tendency to treat everything on the surface level and process things quickly. This is antithetical to the kind of openness and perception you have to have to be receptive to poetry.poetry seems to exist in a parallel universe outside daily life in America. #Quote by Rita Dove
Writing Life quotes by Anais Nin
#212. No rest for me anywhere. No rest from writing, awareness, insights, memories, fantasies, analogies, free associations. Writing becomes imperative for a surcharged head. #Quote by Anais Nin
Writing Life quotes by Andrew Davies
#213. I always do like to write love stories, even if they end tragically. #Quote by Andrew Davies
Writing Life quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#214. When I went to Czechoslovakia under the old Communist regime one day in the '80s, I thought to myself whatever I do, whatever happens to me in Prague I'm not going to use the name Kafka, I'm just not going to do it. I won't do it; it's so easy, everyone else does, I'm not going to. I'll write the first non-Kafka mentioning piece. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Writing Life quotes by Laura Schlessinger
#215. The ultimate quality of your life is not in your resume, but in the minds and hearts of those you mean something to because you gave yourself to them. #Quote by Laura Schlessinger
Writing Life quotes by Nishikant
#216. For one more time, he decided to give away smoking.
And then, she happened one more time in his head. #Quote by Nishikant
Writing Life quotes by Joel Edgerton
#217. I love the idea of real-life experiences finding their way into fiction. I think that's really cool. #Quote by Joel Edgerton
Writing Life quotes by Toffee
#218. When you look back, most days in life seem ordinary, but there are some that change your life forever and remain etched in your memory. #Quote by Toffee
Writing Life quotes by Thomas Hardy
#219. This weakness of character... suggested that he was the sort of man who was born to ache a good deal before the fall of the curtain on his unnecessary life. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Writing Life quotes by Jean Rhys
#220. I like shape very much. A novel has to have shape, and life doesn't have any. #Quote by Jean Rhys
Writing Life quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#221. Nobody likes to life anchors. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Writing Life quotes by Orson Scott Card
#222. Stories are invented as you go along... #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Writing Life quotes by Henry Miller
#223. Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine. #Quote by Henry Miller
Writing Life quotes by Hunter S. Thompson
#224. When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional. #Quote by Hunter S. Thompson
Writing Life quotes by Gail Sheehy
#225. Back in 1968, when I was 30, my entire life blew up. I had a life plan, and it collapsed for no rational reason. #Quote by Gail Sheehy
Writing Life quotes by Elizabeth Lowell
#227. Some of us aren't meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down and shake the hell out of it until we make our own place in it. #Quote by Elizabeth Lowell
Writing Life quotes by Jerry Della Femina
#228. I have very talented art directors in my agency who start out telling me, 'Well, this is what the picture is ... ' I ask, 'Well, what's the headline?' and they say, 'We haven't done that yet, but it looks this way.' But I'm still writing copy, almost every day. #Quote by Jerry Della Femina
Writing Life quotes by Neil Gaiman
#229. Can I ask a stupid question?"
"Sure. Ask away."
"It's sort of more than one question. But... Look, um... Why do we hurt? Why do we die? Why isn't life good all the time? Why isn't it fair?"
"Those aren't stupid questions, Hazel. For some people they're the only questions that matter."
"Does that mean you won't answer them?"
"Sure, I'll answer. But it's kind of a big subject, and it's got lots of answers, and the answers don't really mean anything-- They aren't stupid questions but they could just as well be 'When is purple?' or 'Why does Thursday?', if you see what I mean..."
"Not really."
"Well, I think some of it is probably contrasts. Light and Shadow. If you never had the bad times, how would you know you had the good times? But some of it is just: If you're going to be Human, then there are a whole load of things that come with it. Eyes, a Heart, Days and Life.
It's the moments that illuminate it, though. The times you don't see when you're having them... They make the rest of it matter. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Writing Life quotes by Gary Numan
#230. I'll be the in to your sane. #Quote by Gary Numan
Writing Life quotes by Neil Peart
#231. To me, the highest expression of life is art with jokes. It's very rarified, very difficult to accomplish if you want to be more than just funny and more than just jokes about human gaseousness. #Quote by Neil Peart
Writing Life quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#232. Tell me what it's like. The race." "What it's like is a battle. A mess of horses and men and blood. The fastest and strongest of what is left from two weeks of preparation on the sand. It's the surf in your face, the deadly magic of November on your skin, the Scorpio drums in the place of your heartbeat. It's speed, if you're lucky. It's life and it's death or it's both, and there's nothing like it. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
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#233. It does not matter the evil you have experienced in your life, it is not God's plan for you to be unhappy #Quote by Sunday Adelaja

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