Writing Quotes

In the next year or so, my signature will appear on 60 billion of United States currency. More important to me, however, is the signature that appears on my life - The strong, proud, assertive handwriting of a loving father and mother.
Katherine D. Ortega
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
John Milton

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
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_
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Gene Fowle
Friedrich nietzsche, thus spake zarathustra - that everybody is allowed to learn to read...

Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Ivana Trump
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Benjamin Disraeli
Real live preache - this is the challenge of writing. you have to be...
Television has raised writing to a new low.
Samuel Goldwyn
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
Sir Francis Bacon
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington
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
When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway
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
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives.
James Joyce
Jessamyn west - writing is a solitary occupation. family,...
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
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Christina Baldwin
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
To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
Chinese Prove
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
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
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Lord Acton
Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
E. L. Doctorow
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann
Advice to writers Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Stanislaw Lec
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
God is love, but get it in writing.
Gypsy Rose Lee
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 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
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
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
Cyril Connolly
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be read once.
Cyril Connolly
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