Writing Quotes

Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
Jimmy Breslin
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

You know what I say to people when I hear they? re writing an anti - war book?? I say, why don? t you write an anti - Glacier book instead? What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that, too.
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter - House 5
In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.
John Steinbeck
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Benjamin Disraeli
Anne morrow lindbergh - arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can...

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be read once.
Cyril Connolly
This is the challenge of writing. You have to be very emotionally engaged in what youre doing, or it comes out flat. You cant fake your way through this.
Real Live Preache
Jim davis - there are so many opportunities in life, that the...
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Ivana Trump
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
Sir Francis Bacon
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
Never be entirely idle but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
Thomas a Kempis
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Lord Acton
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.
Benjamin Franklin
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
Robert heinlein - writing is not necessarily something to be...
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann
Good writing takes more than just time; it wants your best moments and the best of you.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com weblog, 10 - 09 - 04
Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple - Minded...
Plato, _Phaedrus_
Vigorous writing is concise.
William Strunk Jr., "The Elements of Style", 1919
That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
Television has raised writing to a new low.
Samuel Goldwyn
When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway
Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.
Kahlil Gibran, Essay on Robert Frost, quoted in N. Y.. Times: Obit - Editorial, April 1982
When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly... I think - - Any fool can make a rule And every fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau
I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
Delmore Schwartz
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it.
Pliny The Elde
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Christina Baldwin
Report writing, like motor - Car driving and love - Making, is one of those activities which almost every Englishman thinks he can do well without instruction. The results are of course usually abominable.
Tom Margerison, "A Random Walk in Science" compiled by R. L. Weber, edited by E. Mendoza
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
Thomas a Kempis
Advice to writers Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Stanislaw Lec
My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic.
Walt Whitman
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
Cyril Connolly
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
E. L. Doctorow
Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.
Ernest Hemingway