Writing Quotes

Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
Horace
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

Never be entirely idle but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
Thomas a Kempis
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. N. B. This quote is commonly attributed to Voltaire, but it is not found in his writing.
S. G. Tallentyre
The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
Richard Harding Davis
John milton - where there is much desire to learn, there of...

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
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
Stanislaw j. lec,
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.
Charles Peters
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Benjamin Disraeli
In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.
John Berge
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Gene Fowle
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - Like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Ivana Trump
This is the challenge of writing. You have to be very emotionally engaged in what you? re doing, or it comes out flat. You can? t fake your way through this.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, January 29, 2004
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Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
E. B. White
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)
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
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten - - Happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
Brenda Ueland
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Christina Baldwin
Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch - Digging, mountain - Climbing, treadmill and childbirth... But amusing Never.
Edna Ferbe
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
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
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
Sir Francis Bacon
When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway
Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.
Ernest Hemingway
Television has raised writing to a new low.
Samuel Goldwyn
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives.
James Joyce
There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
Jim Davis
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
E. L. Doctorow
Writing only leads to more writing.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
When one is grateful for something too good for common thanks, writing is less unsatisfactory than speech - One does not, at least, hear how inadequate the words are.
George Eliot
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
Delmore Schwartz
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
Jimmy Breslin
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be grasped at once.
Cyril Connolly
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Lord Acton