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Writing quotes by Craig Robinson
#1. Ever since I can remember, I've always been silly. #Quote by Craig Robinson
Writing quotes by Mitchell Ivers
#2. We all know what good writing is: It's the novel we can't put down, the poem we never forget, the speech that changes the way we look at the world. It's the article that tells us when, where, and how, the essay that clarifies what was hazy before. Good writing is the memo that gets action, the letter that says what a phone call can't. It's the movie that makes us cry, the TV show that makes us laugh, the lyrics to the song we can't stop singing, the advertisement that makes us buy. Good writing can take form in prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. It can be formal or informal, literary or colloquial. The rules and tools for achieving each are different, but one difficult-to-define quality runs through them all: style. "Effectiveness of assertion" was George Bernard Shaw's definition of style. "Proper words in proper places" was Jonathan Swift's. You #Quote by Mitchell Ivers
Writing quotes by Roland Smith
#3. A good writer should draw the reader in by starting in the middle of the story with a hook, then go back and fill in what happened before the hook. Once you have the reader hooked, you can write whatever you want as you slowly reel them in. #Quote by Roland Smith
Writing quotes by Betsy Lerner
#4. All writers are like bomb-throwers, whether they attack with dense academic prose or jazzy riffs of stream-of-consciousness writing. #Quote by Betsy Lerner
Writing quotes by Ayn Rand
#5. I write - and read - for the sake of the story ... My basic test for any story is: 'Would I want to meet these characters and observe these events in real life? Is this story an experience worth living through for its own sake? Is the pleasure of contemplating these characters an end itself? #Quote by Ayn Rand
Writing quotes by Ray Bradbury
#6. To feed your Muse, then, you should always have been hungry about life since you were a child. If not, it is a little late to start. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Writing quotes by H.G.Wells
#7. If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Writing quotes by International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights
#8. Article 19

1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.

2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.

3. The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:

(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others;

(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals. #Quote by International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights
Writing quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#9. Let those who want to save the world if you can get to see it clear and as a whole. Then any part you make will represent the whole if it's made truly. The thing to do is work and learn to make it. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Writing quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#10. Read this and thought of you:
Through joy and through sorrow, I wrote.
Through hunger and through thirst, I wrote.
Through good report and through ill report, I wrote.
Through sunshine and through moonshine, I wrote.
What I wrote it is unnecessary to say.
~ Edgar Allen Poe #Quote by Edgar Allan Poe
Writing quotes by Robin Wasserman
#11. I try not to think too much about an audience when I'm writing the first draft of a book - at that stage, the prospect of anyone reading what I've written would be enough to scare me into setting my laptop on fire. #Quote by Robin Wasserman
Writing quotes by Herodotus
#12. Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks #Quote by Herodotus
Writing quotes by Jarod Kintz
#13. It's easy to say I love you, but much harder to show it. Be bold. Be in love - and show it. Love is like writing - show, don't tell. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Writing quotes by Edward Albee
#14. When a play enters my consciousness, is already a fairly well-developed fetus. I don't put down a word until the play seems ready to be written. #Quote by Edward Albee
Writing quotes by Mirah
#15. That's my goal, is to stay in a truthful place. And sometimes that means writing a silly song, or singing about sex or singing about environmental destruction or heartbreak, or my grandmother. The subject isn't what the core is about, it's about truthfulness and authenticity and that just comes from my heart and soul. #Quote by Mirah
Writing quotes by Phil Collins
#16. Before you write - remember that every speech has something of 'you' in the writing. Don't take that away when you write. Be yourself. Be comfortable in your own skin. #Quote by Phil Collins
Writing quotes by Hugh Prather
#17. If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire is not to write #Quote by Hugh Prather
Writing quotes by Pam Houston
#18. Somewhere in the process I started writing toward an answer to the question I wake up with every morning and go to bed with every night. How do I find hope on a dying planet, and if there is no hope to be found, how do I live in its absence? In what state of being? Respect? Tenderness? Unmitigated love? The rich and sometimes deeply clarifying dreamscape of vast inconsolable grief? #Quote by Pam Houston
Writing quotes by Henry De Montherlant
#19. Happiness writes in white ink on a white page. #Quote by Henry De Montherlant
Writing quotes by Denise M. Baran-Unland
#20. Writing a novel mimics what we bring to our journey of life. God is the great editor who purges the faulty, the awkward, and all the bits that are just plain wrong, so the optimal story can finally emerge. #Quote by Denise M. Baran-Unland
Writing quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#21. For the writer that has truly suffered, their pen, their words, their art will become as important as breathing. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
Writing quotes by Chris Lilley
#22. When I was in school, I was always writing scripts and dressing up as characters. I'd constantly be that guy who'd get up on stage. I used to write imaginary TV shows, like soap operas, for fun. #Quote by Chris Lilley
Writing quotes by Walter Mosley
#23. 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 quotes by Dean Koontz
#24. A plot without action is like pasta without garlic, like Dolly Parton without cleavage, and like a writer without his similes. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Writing quotes by Adam Saxton
#25. In Writing Fiction, there is no limitation of imagination....Fr Fr #Quote by Adam Saxton
Writing quotes by Anthony Bourdain
#26. Food, it appeared, could be important. It could be an event. It had secrets. #Quote by Anthony Bourdain
Writing quotes by Shelby Lynne
#27. I don't have a problem baring my emotions in music. That's one of the reasons I'm glad to have music in my life. I'm pretty resilient as far as being a human being. A lot of songs write themselves. #Quote by Shelby Lynne
Writing quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#28. I struggle with confidence, every time. I'm never completely sure I can write another book. Maybe my scope is too grand, my questions too hard, surely readers won't want to follow me here. A novel is like a cathedral, it knocks you down to size when you enter into it. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Writing quotes by Tommy Lee
#29. It's all about the music. For me, that's truly what I live for. Just music constantly. Always listening to, writing, or playing music. That's definitely me. #Quote by Tommy Lee
Writing quotes by Hannah More
#30. My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited. They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics, but to train up the lower classes in habits of industry and piety. #Quote by Hannah More
Writing quotes by Anne Sexton
#31. Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem. #Quote by Anne Sexton
Writing quotes by Jasper Fforde
#32. Writing is a subtle art that is reached mostly by self-discovery and experimentation. #Quote by Jasper Fforde
Writing quotes by David Lindsay-Abaire
#33. I'm just writing about people. People are dark and complicated. I'm trying to tell the truth; that's all that I do. #Quote by David Lindsay-Abaire
Writing quotes by Meg Cabot
#34. Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby - except watching TV and laying around the pool reading 'U.S. Weekly.' I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken. #Quote by Meg Cabot
Writing quotes by Joseph Fink
#35. The scientists nodded and wrote on their clipboards. All information was important information, even if the reasons were not immediately apparent. The reason for anything was rarely immediately or even eventually apparent, but it existed somewhere, like a moon that had escaped orbit and was no longer a moon but just a piece of something that once was, spinning off into the nothing. The scientists were just then writing down that very metaphor. Metaphors are a big part of science. #Quote by Joseph Fink
Writing quotes by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge
#36. Life can be like a poem that way, with the unexpected appearing in the room, not just on the page. #Quote by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge
Writing quotes by Charles Churchill
#37. Who often, but without success, have prayed for apt Alliteration's artful aid. #Quote by Charles Churchill
Writing quotes by Sue Grafton
#38. I caution writers all the time to slow down and pay more attention to the work in front of them than to the end result. I don't think you write one book and get anywhere. I think you write five books and then maybe you are finally on the right path. #Quote by Sue Grafton
Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#39. The night too gave up but my eyes did not find sleep! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writing quotes by Yusef Komunyakaa
#40. Poetry is a process of getting back to the unconscious. Hence, I am always writing-even when I'm not facing the white space. I feel writers are like reservoirs of images. We take in what is around us. #Quote by Yusef Komunyakaa
Writing quotes by Anton Chekhov
#41. I confess I seldom commune with my conscience when I write. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Writing quotes by Fay Weldon
#42. Confidence is something one acquires. It can come early or late but it is impossible to write without it. Mine came late. #Quote by Fay Weldon
Writing quotes by Beyonce Knowles
#43. When I was writing the Destiny's Child songs, it was a big thing to be that young and taking control. And the label at the time didn't know that we were going to be that successful, so they gave us all control. And I got used to it. #Quote by Beyonce Knowles
Writing quotes by Galileo Galilei
#44. After an injunction had been judicially intimated to me by this Holy Office, to the effect that I must altogether abandon the false opinion that the sun is the center of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the center of the world, and moves, and that I must not hold, defend, or teach in any way whatsoever, verbally or in writing, the said false doctrine, and after it had been notified to me that the said doctrine was contrary to Holy Scripture - I wrote and printed a book in which I discuss this new doctrine already condemned, and adduce arguments of great cogency in its favor, without presenting any solution of these, and for this reason I have been pronounced by the Holy Office to be vehemently suspected of heresy, that is to say, of having held and believed that the Sun is the center of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the center and moves:

Therefore, desiring to remove from the minds of your Eminences, and of all faithful Christians, this vehement suspicion, justly conceived against me, with sincere heart and unfeigned faith I abjure, curse, and detest the aforesaid errors and heresies, and generally every other error, heresy, and sect whatsoever contrary to the said Holy Church, and I swear that in the future I will never again say or assert, verbally or in writing, anything that might furnish occasion for a similar suspicion regarding me; but that should I know any heretic, or person suspected of heresy, I will denounce him #Quote by Galileo Galilei
Writing quotes by James Franco
#45. 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 quotes by Dick Sederquist
#46. People ask me how to start writing. I tell them that 'Creating Creates Creativity'. Put your notes and outline aside. Start with one anecdote or conversation, and that will lead to another and another. It's the steps, the path, not the final destination that drives the process or writing. #Quote by Dick Sederquist
Writing quotes by Virginia Woolf
#47. He would give every penny he has (such is the malignity of the germ) to write one little book and become famous; yet all the gold in Peru will not buy him the treasure of a well-turned line. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Writing quotes by Chuck Klosterman
#48. No woman will ever satisfy me. I know that now, and I would never try to deny it. But this is actually okay, because I will never satisfy a woman, either. Should I be writing such thoughts? Perhaps not. Perhaps it's a bad idea. I can definitely foresee a scenario where that first paragraph could come back to haunt me, especially if I somehow became marginally famous. #Quote by Chuck Klosterman
Writing quotes by Matthew Carter
#49. "Good" people are those who don't hold in the thoughts, but find proper outlets like writing, painting, music, etc. #Quote by Matthew Carter
Writing quotes by Jerome K. Jerome
#50. I did not intend to write a funny book, at first. I did not know I was a humorist. I have never been sure about it. In the middle ages, I should probably have gone about preaching and got myself burnt or hanged. #Quote by Jerome K. Jerome
Writing quotes by Richard Powers
#51. In 25 years of writing novels, I've never had anything that felt like writer's block. #Quote by Richard Powers
Writing quotes by Gao Xingjian
#52. I want to write a novel so profound that it would suffocate a fly. #Quote by Gao Xingjian
Writing quotes by James J. Kilpatrick
#53. The chief difference between good writing and better writing may be measured by the number of imperceptible hesitations the reader experiences as he goes along. #Quote by James J. Kilpatrick
Writing quotes by Diana Wynne Jones
#54. Writing for adults, you have to keep reminding them of what is going on. The poor things have given up using their brains when they read. Children you only need to tell things to once. #Quote by Diana Wynne Jones
Writing quotes by Lou Silluzio
#55. Makes me sad looking at the leaves on my vines turning gold and brown, the branches bare of fruit, but I know the leaves and the fruit will return next spring once more.
But unlike lost love ,the love of writing,the love of nature ,the love of beauty,the love of life once its lost its lost forever, I hope i never ever lose that love. #Quote by Lou Silluzio
Writing quotes by Kathleen Norris
#56. Poets are immersed in process, and I mean process not as an amorphous blur but as a discipline. The hard work of writing has taught me that in matters of the heart, such as writing, or faith, there is no right or wrong way to do it, but only the way of your life. Just paying attention will teach you what bears fruit and what doesn't. But it will be necessary to revise
to doodle, scratch out, erase, even make a mess of things
in order to make it come out right. #Quote by Kathleen Norris
Writing quotes by Munia Khan
#57. Everyone writes with hand, but very few can write with heart #Quote by Munia Khan
Writing quotes by Frank Herbert
#58. When I was writing Dune there was no room in my mind for concerns about the book's success or failure. I was concerned only with the writing. Six years of research had preceded the day I sat down to put the story together, and the interweaving of the many plot layers I had planned required a degree of concentration I had never before experienced. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Writing quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#59. I write four books a year. I'm very fortunate that I write quickly; around 3,500 words a day. Being strict about delineating my writing time and personal life, as well as keeping distractions at bay, is the only way I can accomplish this. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Writing quotes by John Cleese
#60. Tension is wonderful for making people laugh. #Quote by John Cleese
Writing quotes by Herodotus
#61. These Phoenicians who came with Cadmus and of whom the Gephyraeans were a part brought with them to Hellas, among many other kinds of learning, the alphabet, which had been unknown before this, I think, to the Greeks. As time went on the sound and the form of the letters were changed. At this time the Greeks who were settled around them were for the most part Ionians, and after being taught the letters by the Phoenicians, they used them with a few changes of form. In so doing, they gave to these characters the name of Phoenician, as was quite fair seeing that the Phoenicians had brought them into Greece.
(5-58-59) #Quote by Herodotus
Writing quotes by Woody Allen
#62. Maugham then offers the greatest advice anyone could give to a young author: At the end of an interrogation sentence, place a question mark. You'd be surprised how effective it can be. #Quote by Woody Allen
Writing quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#63. I was just getting to the good bit when I heard the sound of his footsteps approaching and wasn't sure whether I would rather be alone with him or alone to finish my book. Men come and go. A good book lasts forever. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Writing quotes by Joss Whedon
#64. I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn't end, I'll go to a French movie. That's a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself; it can't just build off the first one or play variations. #Quote by Joss Whedon
Writing quotes by Sharon Van Etten
#65. Writing songs helped me figure out how to communicate with other people. I finally figured out that if I could express something in a song, I could probably express it in my real life, too. #Quote by Sharon Van Etten
Writing quotes by Tim O'Brien
#66. When writing, I'm not thinking about war, even if I'm writing about it. I'm thinking about sentences, rhythm and story. So the focus, when I'm working, even if it's on a story that takes place at war, is not on bombs or bullets. It's on the story. #Quote by Tim O'Brien
Writing quotes by Charles Mingus
#67. What do you think happens to a composer who is sincere and loves to write and has to wait thirty years to have someone play a piece of his music? #Quote by Charles Mingus
Writing quotes by Jamie Freveletti
#68. Last Saturday night I was in a club on the South Side of Chicago listening to live rock music and talking to a guitar playing veteran of the music scene in the city. He looked and talked like the musicians that I recall from my childhood; he was a thin, cigarette smoking, avant garde and interesting guy. We got to talking about a life in the relatively risky creative arts and he said, "Look, you could get that safe job and spend your whole life that way, but what are you waiting for? When you're ninety-six years old and have three days left? Is that when you decide to do what you love? #Quote by Jamie Freveletti
Writing quotes by Adam Rich
#69. A lot of big labels will just sign bands like a write off. #Quote by Adam Rich
Writing quotes by Octavia Butler
#70. I'm me, and I'm here, and I'm writing, #Quote by Octavia Butler
Writing quotes by Ethan Canin
#71. If you write a page a day in couple months you have a good chunk of the book and then after a year you have almost a book. It's not that ... hard. #Quote by Ethan Canin
Writing quotes by Elmore Leonard
#72. I used to be able to write five pages a day, every day, no problem. Now a good day is five or four pages, and that's from 9:30 A.M. until 6 P.M. #Quote by Elmore Leonard
Writing quotes by Ann Landers
#73. Women's magazines continue to print 'helpful' articles on How to Hang on to Your Husband while thousands of wives write to me and complain that 'hanging is too good for 'em. #Quote by Ann Landers
Writing quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#74. It is not possible even at great length to "pot" The Lord of the Rings in a paragraph or two … It was begun in 1937, and every part has been written many times. Hardly a word in its 600,000 or more has been unconsidered. And the placing, size, style, and contribution to the whole of the features, incidents, and chapters has been laboriously pondered. I do not say this in recommendation. It is, I feel, only too likely that I am deluded, lost in a web of vain imaginings of not much value to others – in spite of the fact that a few readers have found it good, on the whole. What I intend to say is this: I cannot substantially alter the thing. I have finished it, is "off my mind": the labour has been colossal: and it must stand or fall, practically as it is.
[1951] #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Writing quotes by Samuel Johnson
#75. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Writing quotes by Jack Ketchum
#76. Thinking about writing isn't writing. Planning to write isn't writing. Neither is talking about it, posting about it, or complaining how hard it is. These may be part of the process. But only writing is writing. #Quote by Jack Ketchum
Writing quotes by Dolly Parton
#77. When the new country came out ten to 15 years ago, people my age were almost too old. But it never stopped me. I never stopped writing. I never stopped recording. #Quote by Dolly Parton
Writing quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#78. Life is a great Book. We are writing the history of our time. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing quotes by Hedi Slimane
#79. My parents offered me my first camera for my birthday and I developed an exclusive passion for it over the years. Since I was not the most social kid on the block, the camera helped me to express myself, invent my own language - something like a secret garden. I decided early on I would not write in a diary but take silent photographs instead. #Quote by Hedi Slimane
Writing quotes by Ammon Shea
#80. Or we reference Winston Churchill, who was famously reported to have written "This is the kind of tedious/arrant nonsense up with which I will not put," in response to an overweening staffer having removed a preposition from some of his writing. (However, as with many quotes that are purported to have originated with the former prime minister of Great Britain, the author was someone other than Churchill).* #Quote by Ammon Shea
Writing quotes by Vance Joy
#81. Sometimes when you're writing a song and that song comes into your head, it definitely comes from somewhere, like a real experience. #Quote by Vance Joy
Writing quotes by Laura Thalassa
#82. I came to conquer this land and its people, but instead, one of its people conquered me. #Quote by Laura Thalassa
Writing quotes by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
#83. The best writing is what's right in front of you. Sometimes I'd walk down the street with poets and they wouldn't see anything. I'd have to shake their arm and say, 'Look! Look! #Quote by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Writing quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#84. I think there are writers who take a quieter approach to their work - one that is just about respectfully showing up for your vocation day after day, steadily doing your best, and letting go of the results. Not going to war against anyone else, or against their talents, or against themselves. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Writing quotes by Sonia Rumzi
#85. If we are exhorted to play simple melodies with beauty rather than difficult ones with error, the same should be applied to writing; simple words greater effect. #Quote by Sonia Rumzi
Writing quotes by L.L. Barkat
#86. One Bagatelle, and I'll raise you a novel," Megan had tweeted back.
"Writing for tea? Now that would have been a solution for the British empire," Laura returned.
"Writing for me," Megan had typed.
"I'll write you a tea fortune."
"No deal. I want a novel. September sounds good. #Quote by L.L. Barkat
Writing quotes by Janet Evanovich
#87. Since I write in first person and have no idea what goes on in men's heads. #Quote by Janet Evanovich
Writing quotes by Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey Of Fallodon
#88. Two temptations that impair the value of their work inevitably beset public men who write memoirs. One is a tendency to reconstruct the past to suit the present views and feelings of the writer; the other is a natual desire to set his own part in affairs in a pleasing light. #Quote by Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey Of Fallodon
Writing quotes by Michael A. Mullett
#89. Humanists were people who wanted to return to ideas found in old Greek and Latin writing of Greece and Rome, written many centuries earlier. Christian Humanists also wanted to get back to these ideas, but they were mainly concerned with learning about the early Christian Church, before it had become involved with money-making and superstition. They wanted to read the books of the early Church, especially the gospels of Christ, in the original language of Greek, so that they would know exactly what the writings meant. The leader of the Christian Humanists was Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), who attacked superstitions in the Catholic Church in his writing. #Quote by Michael A. Mullett
Writing quotes by Alexander Pope
#90. But those who cannot write, and those who can, All rhyme, and scrawl, and scribble, to a man. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Writing quotes by Anne-Marie Duff
#91. I was quite shy. I used to write stories all the time, and I think that was a worry for my parents. #Quote by Anne-Marie Duff
Writing quotes by Dorothy Parker
#92. Genius can write on the back of old envelopes but mere talent requires the finest stationery available. #Quote by Dorothy Parker
Writing quotes by Paullina Simons
#93. I wish I could spend six years writing one novel. #Quote by Paullina Simons
Writing quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#94. If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Writing quotes by A.G. Howard
#95. He starts to hum, a haunting melody. No words ride the music, only the familiar notes of a forgotten song. #Quote by A.G. Howard
Writing quotes by J.K. Rowling
#96. I have many questions for you, Harry Potter."
"Like what?" Harry spat, fists still clenched.
"Well," said Riddle, smiling pleasantly, "how is it that you- a skinny boy with no extraordinary magical talent- managed to defeat the greatest wizard of all time? How did you escape with nothing but a scar, while Lord Voldemort's powers were destroyed?"
There was an odd red gleam in his hungry eyes now.
"Why do you care how I escaped?" said Harry slowly. "Voldemort was after your time...."
"Voldemort," said Riddle softly, "is my past, present, and future, Harry Potter...."
He pulled Harry's wand from his pocket and began to trace it through the air, writing three shimmering words:

TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE

Then he waved the wand once, and the letters of his name rearranged themselves:

I AM LORD VOLDEMORT

"You see?" he whispered. "It was a name I was already using at Hogwarts, to my most intimate friends only, of course. You think I was going to use my filthy Muggle father's name forever? I, in whose veins runs the blood of Salazar Slytherin himself, through my mother's side? I, keep the name of a foul, common Muggle, who abandoned me even before I was born, just because he found out his wife was a witch? No, Harry- I fashioned myself a new name, a name I knew wizards everywhere would one day fear to speak, when I had become the greatest sorcerer in the world! #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Writing quotes by Nina Bawden
#97. Life isn't so complicated for children. They have more time to think about the really important things. That's why I occasionally moralise in my children's books in a way I wouldn't dare when writing for adults. #Quote by Nina Bawden
Writing quotes by Gore Vidal
#98. Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Writing quotes by Pandora Gray
#99. There are a lot of writers, but only one YOU. #Quote by Pandora Gray
Writing quotes by Sally Mann
#100. The thing that makes writing so difficult is you don't have the element of serendipity. At least with a photograph, you can set up the camera, and something might happen. You might be a lousy photographer, but you can get a good picture if you just take enough of them. #Quote by Sally Mann
Writing quotes by Jackie Collins
#101. Where was Paris Hilton a year ago? She's a fabulous character to write about. #Quote by Jackie Collins
Writing quotes by William Shunn
#102. Read as widely as possible, and write every day, even if it's as little as three sentences. #Quote by William Shunn
Writing quotes by Oscar Hijuelos
#103. When you're writing a novel - at least the way I write is I work from what I would call 'emotional atmosphere,' ambiance to ambiance. #Quote by Oscar Hijuelos
Writing quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#104. The only prophecy the artist can make with confidence is that he and his message will be misunderstood by a world that values all the wrong things. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Writing quotes by Olga Tokarczuk
#105. In a way, people like her, who wield a pen, can be dangerous. At once a suspicion of fakery springs to mind - that such a Person is not him or herself, but an eye that's constantly watching, and whatever it sees it changes into sentences; in the process it strips reality of its most essential quality - its inexpressibility. #Quote by Olga Tokarczuk
Writing quotes by Garth Nix
#106. There is a very big difference between writing for children and writing for young adults. The first thing I would say is that 'Young Adult' does not mean 'Older Children', it really does mean young but adult, and the category should be seen as a subset of adult literature, not of children's books. #Quote by Garth Nix
Writing quotes by Annie Fellows Johnston
#107. I have to be by myself when I write, and I never know how long it will take. It is like making butter. Sometimes it will come in a few minutes, and sometimes I have to churn away for hours. #Quote by Annie Fellows Johnston
Writing quotes by Emma Donoghue
#108. Writing stories is my way of scratching that itch: my escape from the claustrophobia of individuality. It lets me, at least for a while, live more than one life, walk more than one path. Reading, of course, can do the same. #Quote by Emma Donoghue
Writing quotes by Chris Kraus
#109. Two hours ago I took a break from writing this to take a walk before the sun went down. I had an urge to play Willie Nelson's "Crazy" on the Red Hot Country CD before going out, but didn't. When I turned the bend on 49th Terrace, my usual walk, Crazy sung by Patsy Cline was pouring, I mean POURING, out the windows of a house. I leaned back against a fence across the street and watched the house lift off. An operatic, cinematic moment, everything locked into a single frame that gets you high. Like You I'm Trapped. #Quote by Chris Kraus
Writing quotes by Tom Stoppard
#110. I write fiction because it's a way of making statements I can disown. #Quote by Tom Stoppard
Writing quotes by Suyog Ketkar
#111. If we can get the design right, we can reduce the experiential differences between the first-time and the repeated usage of the application. #Quote by Suyog Ketkar
Writing quotes by Kira Hawke
#112. Just remember: it's worth all the negative reviews to get your book in the hands of those who'll love it. #Quote by Kira Hawke
Writing quotes by Thighpaulsandra
#113. I write all the time, I've got a big, thick, old ledger book that I write stuff down in. I used to watch TV and write things that people would say and now I tend to get it more out of books and from conversations with people I meet. #Quote by Thighpaulsandra
Writing quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#114. Truth that is naked is the most beautiful. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Writing quotes by Peter Kreeft
#115. God writes the story of our lives with the pen strokes of our own free choices. #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Writing quotes by Farley Mowat
#116. I will take any liberty I want with facts as long as I don't trespass on the truth ... We confuse facts with truth. #Quote by Farley Mowat
Writing quotes by Edward Abbey
#117. I would prefer to write about everything; what else is there? But one must be selective. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Writing quotes by Patrick Modiano
#118. Because I find writing painful, I try to get it over with as fast as possible. But I write every day, or I lose the thread. #Quote by Patrick Modiano
Writing quotes by Matthea Harvey
#119. I don't think that you can say by any stretch of the imagination that all Wisconsin or Brooklyn-based poets write in a particular way. Similar sensibilities can spring up next to each other in the flower bed, or across oceans. #Quote by Matthea Harvey
Writing quotes by Iain Pears
#120. It is easy to imagine a world where not only can few people read, few need to or want to. Serious reading can become the preserve of a s mall group of specialists, just as shoe-making or farming is for us. Think how much time would be saved. We send children to school and they spend most of their time learning to read and then, when they leave, they never pick up another book for the rest of their lives. Reading is only important if there is something worthwhile to read. Most of it is ephemeral. That means an oral culture of tales told and remembered. People can be immensely sophisticated in thought and understanding without much writing. #Quote by Iain Pears
Writing quotes by Ellen Glasgow
#121. The attraction of horror is a mental, or even an intellectual, excitement, but the fascination of the repulsive, so noticeable incontemporary writing, can spring openly from some rotted substance within our civilization ... #Quote by Ellen Glasgow
Writing quotes by Sherman Alexie
#122. As a child, I read because books–violent and not, blasphemous and not, terrifying and not–were the most loving and trustworthy things in my life. I read widely, and loved plenty of the classics so, yes, I recognized the domestic terrors faced by Louisa May Alcott's March sisters. But I became the kid chased by werewolves, vampires, and evil clowns in Stephen King's books. I read books about monsters and monstrous things, often written with monstrous language, because they taught me how to battle the real monsters in my life.

And now I write books for teenagers because I vividly remember what it felt like to be a teen facing everyday and epic dangers. I don't write to protect them. It's far too late for that. I write to give them weapons–in the form of words and ideas-that will help them fight their monsters. I write in blood because I remember what it felt like to bleed. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Writing quotes by Nick Harkaway
#123. 'Gone-Away World' was a shotgun blast, an explosion out of the box I'd put myself into writing film scripts. 'Tigerman' is shorter, tighter, more crafted. #Quote by Nick Harkaway
Writing quotes by Louis L'Amour
#124. If you're going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow. #Quote by Louis L'Amour
Writing quotes by Laura Mullen
#125. Complicated Grief was written in larger and more coherent (if disparate) shapes. The question was how they fit together. The mind is coherent, trust that was the best writing advice I ever got (I got it from Carole Maso and I pass it on). It's true, and clearer and clearer as one grows and gains an improved sense of who one actually is (as versus who one was supposed to be). #Quote by Laura Mullen
Writing quotes by A.D. Posey
#126. Live spiritually and you'll be fine. #Quote by A.D. Posey
Writing quotes by Mike Birbiglia
#127. My wife and I always comment that our lives are relatively mundane. She's a writer as well, I'm a writer, we spend most of our time writing, and kind of going to yoga in Brooklyn. #Quote by Mike Birbiglia
Writing quotes by Genesis Quihuis
#128. A liar with a pen is a writer #Quote by Genesis Quihuis
Writing quotes by Mylene Dinh-Robic
#129. I've always loved writing, and my heritage has been interesting, growing up in a bi-cultural family. My mother being Vietnamese and my father being French, it's like an East-West meeting in my house. #Quote by Mylene Dinh-Robic
Writing quotes by John Tavener
#130. I think I've been very lucky all my life because the writing and the faith seem to go together. #Quote by John Tavener
Writing quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#131. Gansey studied Adam's erratic handwriting. His letters always looked like they were running from something. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Writing quotes by Amos Oz
#132. Writing a poem is like having an affair, a one-night stand; a short story is a romance, a relationship; a novel is a marriage-one has to be cunning, devise compromises, and make sacrifices. #Quote by Amos Oz
Writing quotes by Phillip Gary Smith
#133. Discovery's friend is creativity #Quote by Phillip Gary Smith
Writing quotes by Raymond Carver
#134. In the beginning, when I was trying to write, I couldn't turn off the outside world to the extent that I can now. #Quote by Raymond Carver
Writing quotes by Maureen Howard
#135. I like density, not volume. I like to leave something to the imagination. The reader must fit the pieces together, with the author's discreet help. #Quote by Maureen Howard
Writing quotes by S.J. Wardell
#136. Everything begins with chioce. #Quote by S.J. Wardell
Writing quotes by Gregory Of Nyssa
#137. We are not entitled to such licence, I mean that of affirming what we please; we make the Holy Scriptures the rule and the measure of every tenet; we necessarily fix our eyes upon that, and approve that alone which may be made to harmonize with the intention of those writings #Quote by Gregory Of Nyssa
Writing quotes by James Bay
#138. When I'm writing, I need to amplify my thoughts and feelings on just a conversation that I might have had with somebody - somebody close to me. It's often the case that the people closest to me are the people on my mind the most. #Quote by James Bay
Writing quotes by Veronica Roth
#139. Want something else more than success. Success is a lovely thing, but your desire to say something, your worth, and your identity shouldn't rely on it, because it's not guaranteed and it's not permanent and it's not sufficient. So work hard, fall in love with the writing - the characters, the story, the words, the themes - and make sure that you are who you are regardless of your life circumstances. That way, when the good things come, they don't warp you, and when the bad things hit you, you don't fall apart. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Writing quotes by Joshua Radin
#140. I write my songs usually while I'm walking around. Or in a car. Or in a bus, a plane, something like that. I jot down lyrics wherever I am. Usually it's on a vomit bag on an airplane or something. I just look for a pen. #Quote by Joshua Radin
Writing quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#141. Literature, although it stands apart by reason of the great destiny and general use of its medium in the affairs of men, is yet an art like other arts. Of these we may distinguish two great classes: those arts, like sculpture, painting, acting, which are representative, or as used to be said very clumsily, imitative; and those, like architecture, music, and the dance, which are self-sufficient, and merely presentative. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Writing quotes by Raymond Buckland
#142. I enjoy research as much as writing so I try to make my stories as fact-based as possible, which I think helps them seem more authentic. #Quote by Raymond Buckland
Writing quotes by Ted Sarandos
#143. Typically on a TV series, the writers on a show are writing for their life almost every episode. When someone sits down to write a Netflix show, they know there's going to be a 13th hour. #Quote by Ted Sarandos
Writing quotes by Ben Folds
#144. I drink a lot, probably too much. My scene while writing lyrics is always a bottle of scotch and stacks of note cards, pencil and pencil sharpener. I throw around note cards and drink. #Quote by Ben Folds
Writing quotes by Steven Pinker
#145. Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it - wholeheartedly - and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Writing quotes by Karl Ove Knausgaard
#146. Strong themes and styles have to be broken down before literature can come into being. It is this breaking down that is called "writing." Writing is more about destroying than creating. #Quote by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Writing quotes by Marina Warner
#147. I used to retain information extremely fast, so perhaps it's hardening a bit and I don't take the impression as well as I used to. Instead of writing in free flight, I had to check on the stories all the time. So I have decided I better to do it while I am fresh! #Quote by Marina Warner
Writing quotes by Simon Toyne
#148. It is easy to be inspired by history when you're living in a part of it and allow that to seep into your writing: having said that, a minimalist room with no distractions is often better; the most exciting visions should already be in your head. #Quote by Simon Toyne
Writing quotes by Fred Armisen
#149. I wish I was one of those people who could write script after script and pages and pages. I can only aspire to do that. #Quote by Fred Armisen
Writing quotes by Caroline Smailes
#150. Mum was thinking 'bout going back to study creative twatting writing. She had a novel in her, whatever the fuck that meant. She was going to do all the stuff that having me when she was twenty had stopped her from doing. She said I'd made her tits little and taken away her identity. #Quote by Caroline Smailes
Writing quotes by Tim Pratt
#151. It got to the point where most of my time went toward writing novels. I would still occasionally write short stories, but only when I was commissioned by an editor to write for a themed anthology or special issue. #Quote by Tim Pratt
Writing quotes by Meg Rosoff
#152. I've spent most of my life trying to wear a persona that didn't quite fit and when I started writing books, it was like finally becoming the right person. #Quote by Meg Rosoff
Writing quotes by Martin Amis
#153. I think one shouldn't pussyfoot, and just say that you write the stuff that you would like to read. So you write for yourself, no doubt about that. But I do have a sort of romantic idea of someone in their twenties, of a certain bent, and when they pick up a book by me, they think
as I have done on several occasions
'Ah, here is one for me. Here is a writer who I'll have to read all of, because they're speaking directly to me, and they're writing what I want to read.' And sometimes you're doing the signing queue and a reader comes past and you sign the book, and there's a little exchange of the eyes, where you think, 'Ah, that's one of them.' So there is that ideal reader. And it's someone who's discovering literature and homes in on you. I'm aware of such readers. #Quote by Martin Amis
Writing quotes by Freeman Wills Croft
#154. If we were all as wise as we should be, we would have no stories to tell #Quote by Freeman Wills Croft
Writing quotes by Anna Quindlen
#155. I can't begin to predict how news will be delivered to readers in, say, 100 years. But I do know one thing that hasn't changed: Whatever the delivery system, whether it's a magazine, book or blog, people like vivid writing, strong stories and credible people. So while the venue is changing rapidly, human nature isn't, which I find soothing. #Quote by Anna Quindlen
Writing quotes by Tamora Pierce
#156. I've written short stories in first person, but you have so much more control writing in third person. Third person, you know what everybody's thinking. First person is very limiting, and I could never sustain a first person novel before. #Quote by Tamora Pierce
Writing quotes by Kevin J. Anderson
#157. I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication. #Quote by Kevin J. Anderson
Writing quotes by Stephen King
#158. But the nice man had cold eyes. When interacting with his fascinated lady-harem, they had been blue. But when he turned his attention to me - however briefly - I could have sworn that they turned gray, the color of water beneath a sky from which snow will soon fall. #Quote by Stephen King
Writing quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#159. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sakes. Now, I mean, I'm talking about singing in the shower, I'm talking about dancing to the radio, I'm talking about writing a poem to a friend
a lousy poem. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Writing quotes by Richard House
#160. When I started writing the third book, 'The Kill,' the intention was just to write a thriller, a crime novel for myself, really, in which there would be no body, no solution - where you would look at an event from different people's perspectives. #Quote by Richard House
Writing quotes by Chelsea M. Cameron
#161. Subject: This is a work environment and this is harassment
Mr. Zaccadelli,
I am writing to inform you that your proposition has been rejected. Due to both the fact that we are coworkers, as well as roommates, I would find it inappropriate to "visit the stacks" with you. I will reject all further offers at this time. If, in the future, I decide to entertain such an offer, I will inform you via correspondence.
Respectfully (not) yours,
Miss Taylor Caldwell
P.S. Stop fucking emailing me. #Quote by Chelsea M. Cameron
Writing quotes by Noam Chomsky
#162. It's intellectual freedom when a journalist can understand that 2 + 2 = 4; that's what Orwell was writing about in 1984. Everybody here applauds that book, but nobody is willing to think about what it means. What Winston Smith [the main character] was saying is, if we can still understand that 2 + 2 = 4, they haven't taken everything away. Okay? Well, in the United States, people can't even understand that 2 + 2 = 4. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Writing quotes by Chuck Klosterman
#163. I write pretty fast, probably faster than most people. But I might think about something for six hours, then write it in 20 minutes. So did I write for six hours and 20 minutes, or just 20 minutes? I used to write absolutely every day, except for days when I had to travel or something. #Quote by Chuck Klosterman
Writing quotes by D.A. Botta
#164. To write what you think is to think what you write. Leave those of hollow to their dust. They are but sorry things. #Quote by D.A. Botta
Writing quotes by George P. Rowell
#165. The mystery of writing advertisements consists mainly in saying in a few plain words exactly what it is desired to say, precisely as it would be written in a letter or told to an acquaintance. #Quote by George P. Rowell
Writing quotes by Erica Jong
#166. Why are women so ungenerous to other women? Is it because we have been tokens for so long? Or is there a deeper animosity we owe it to ourselves to explore?
A publisher...couldn't understand why women were so loath to help each other.... The notion flitted through my mind that somehow, by helping..., I might be hurting my own chances for something or other -- what I did not know. If there was room for only one woman poet, another space would be filled....
If I still feel I am in competition with other women, how do less well-known women feel? Terrible, I have to assume.

I have had to train myself to pay as much attention to women at parties as to men.... I have had to force myself not to be dismissive of other women's creativity. We have been semi-slaves for so long (as Doris Lessing says) that we must cultivate freedom within ourselves. It doesn't come naturally. Not yet.
In her writing about the drama of childhood developments, Alice Miller has created, among other things, a theory of freedom. in order to embrace freedom, a child must be sufficiently nurtured, sufficiently loved. Security and abundance are the grounds for freedom. She shows how abusive child-rearing is communicated from one generation to the next and how fascism profits from generations of abused children. Women have been abused for centuries, so it should surprise no one that we are so good at abusing each other. Until we learn how to stop doing that, we cannot make our revoluti #Quote by Erica Jong
Writing quotes by Isabel Wilkerson
#167. I discovered, while working on The Warmth of Other Suns, that I was not writing about geography and relocation, but about the American caste system, an artificial hierarchy in which most everything that you could and could not do was based upon what you looked like and that manifested itself north and south. I had been writing about a stigmatized people, six million of them, who were seeking freedom from the caste system in the South, only to discover that the hierarchy followed them wherever they went, much in the way that the shadow of caste, I would soon discover, follows Indians in their own global diaspora. #Quote by Isabel Wilkerson
Writing quotes by John Felstiner
#168. In this twenty-first century, there's no one like Sharona Muir who can write, in bright accurate language, animals real or imaginary in an updated bestiary that riffs on evolution, extinction, and what it means to be human among other species. We need this view, and you'll be right there with her on every page of Invisible Beasts. #Quote by John Felstiner
Writing quotes by Stephen King
#169. As with all other aspects of the narrative art, you will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be? #Quote by Stephen King
Writing quotes by Norman Mailer
#170. Poems should be like pins which prick the skin of boredom and leave a glow equal in its pride to the gate of the sadist who stuck the pin and walked away #Quote by Norman Mailer
Writing quotes by David Sedaris
#171. I tend to write things seven times before I show them to my editor. I write them seven times, then I take them on tour, read them like a dozen times on tour, then go back to the room and rewrite, read and rewrite ... I would never show him a first draft, because then he's really going to be sick of it by the twelfth draft. #Quote by David Sedaris
Writing quotes by Ameen Rihani
#172. I state the threefold purpose of my travels in Arabia: to see the country, to write about it and to be of some service to its people and their cause - that is what brought me from beyond the seas, from America. #Quote by Ameen Rihani
Writing quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#173. 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 quotes by Willie Nelson
#174. I like myself better when I'm writing regularly. #Quote by Willie Nelson
Writing quotes by Neil Gaiman
#175. Doing fine, thank you, I would say, never knowing how to talk about what I do. If I could talk about it, I would not have to do it. I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my heart. Some of them. Not all. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Writing quotes by Matt De La Pena
#176. Whenever I teach writing I tell them to never revise as you go. Finish the first draft. This is my writing advice. I can't do that myself. I'm lying to everybody. I write a paragraph, and then I rewrite that paragraph. I want to feel like I'm standing on firm ground before I move on to the next paragraph. Mentally, I have to do that. #Quote by Matt De La Pena
Writing quotes by Lewis Carroll
#177. Alice: Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Hatter: I haven't the faintest idea. #Quote by Lewis Carroll
Writing quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#178. The last story you should write is the most important story. You should start with a story that is just an amusing, entertaining, fun story to write and learn your writing chops with the least important things before you start applying them to the most important things. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Writing quotes by Robert Klein
#179. So it took me five years because in the interim I have been doing a lot of personal appearances and movies and some television series that went into the plumbing and I stopped writing for a while. #Quote by Robert Klein
Writing quotes by Michele Jennae
#180. On the great canvas of time
We all create our own masterpiece.
Choreographing our steps across minutes and hours
Dancing over the days
Painting pictures over months and
Writing our stories on the years.
Singing our songs that echo across eons.
We are all a thread in the talent tapestry.
A snapshot in the cosmic, collective collage. #Quote by Michele Jennae
Writing quotes by Seth Godin
#181. I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing. #Quote by Seth Godin
Writing quotes by Jodie Beau
#182. Writing things down with a pen is a lot faster and more therapeutic than trying to type something on a tiny touchscreen keyboard. #Quote by Jodie Beau
Writing quotes by John Lescroart
#183. 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 quotes by Jenny Lewis
#184. I think I have a hard time expressing myself in my relationships. I use songs to tell people how I'm feeling. If I can't say 'I love you,' I'll write a song about it and hope that the person figures it out. #Quote by Jenny Lewis
Writing quotes by Tina Fey
#185. Most of my work is done before we start shooting, preparation work, so my normal day begins when I start writing, it might even be the night before. #Quote by Tina Fey
Writing quotes by Steve Jobs
#186. A computer is the most incredible tool we've ever seen. It can be a writing tool, a communications center, a supercalculator, a planner, a filer and an artistic instrument all in one, just by being given new instructions, or software, to work from. There are no other tools that have the power and versatility of a computer. #Quote by Steve Jobs
Writing quotes by Raymond Chandler
#187. Everything written with vitality expresses that vitality; there are no dull subjects, only dull minds. #Quote by Raymond Chandler
Writing quotes by May Sarton
#188. I write poems, have always written them, to transcend the painfully personal and reach the universal. #Quote by May Sarton
Writing quotes by Caroline Leavitt
#189. I write about the things that haunt or obsess me. #Quote by Caroline Leavitt
Writing quotes by John Meade Falkner
#190. A little later Anastasia was sitting before her bedroom fire writing. It has a magic of its own - the bedroom fire. Not such a one as night by night warms hothouse bedrooms of the rich, but that which burns but once or twice a year. How the coals glow between the bars, how the red light shimmers on the black-lead bricks, how the posset steams upon the hob! Milk or tea, cocoa or coffee, poor commonplace liquids, are they not transmuted in the alembic of a bedroom fire, till they become nepenthe for a heartache or a philtre for romance? Ah, the romance of it, when youth forestalls to-morrow's conquest, when middle life forgets that yesterday is past for ever, when even querulous old age thinks it may still have its "honour and its toil"! #Quote by John Meade Falkner
Writing quotes by Anne Rice
#191. I do not allow fan-fiction. The characters are copyrighted. It upsets me terribly to even think about fan-fiction with my characters. I advise my readers to write your own original stories with your own characters. It is absolutely essential that you respect my wishes. #Quote by Anne Rice
Writing quotes by Natalie Goldberg
#192. 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 quotes by John Irving
#193. It's like reading a bad newspaper or a bad piece in a magazine.
(on Tom Wolfe) #Quote by John Irving
Writing quotes by M. Ward
#194. When I first started making music, it was learning other people's songs and putting them onto four-track. Like Beatles songs and stuff. When I started writing, I used the singing side of the production as a vehicle for melody and lyrical ideas. #Quote by M. Ward
Writing quotes by Anne Rice
#195. I don't understand," said Fareed, "a world in which the most outspoken and high-profile blood drinkers are all romantics, poets, who bring into the Blood only those whom they love for emotional reasons. Oh, I do so appreciate your writing, you understand, every word of it. Your books are scripture for the Undead. Seth gave them to me at once, told me to learn them. But have you never thought to bring over those whom you actually need? #Quote by Anne Rice
Writing quotes by Neil Young
#196. If you wanna write a song, ask a guitar #Quote by Neil Young
Writing quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#197. I've been wondering about Dostoyevsky. How can a man write so badly, so unbelievably badly, and make you feel so deeply? #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Writing quotes by Patricia T. O'Conner
#198. If the good news from cyberspace is that we're writing more, the bad news is that most of us aren't very good at it. Our words don't do justice to our ideas. #Quote by Patricia T. O'Conner
Writing quotes by Anonymous
#199. Imagine a group of people all staring at writing on a wall, everyone congratulating one another on reading the words correctly. But behind that group is a mirror whose image shows the writing's true message. No one looks at the mirror. No one thinks it's necessary. #Quote by Anonymous
Writing quotes by Aaron Denius Garcia
#200. The biggest and first obstacle any artist faces is not believing they can do something. You have the talent. Just believe you are capable of doing it, because you are. Writing anything, for anyone, regardless of expertise, is like crossing the Atlantic in a canoe. What you are doing is saying "I don't know how to row". Start rowing, you will get there. Just know it will take time and perseverance, but you will get there! #Quote by Aaron Denius Garcia

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