Writing Quotes

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be grasped at once.
Cyril Connolly

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
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
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
Cyril connolly - literature is the art of writing something that...

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
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
Ludwig van beethoven - i have never thought of writing for reputation...
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
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
Not only the studying and writing of history but also the honoring of it both represent affirmations of a certain defiant faith - A desperate, unreasoning faith, if you will - But faith nevertheless in the endurance of this threatened world - Faith in the total essentiality of historical continuity.
George Frost Kennan
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
Joan Baez
When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway
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
The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.
Edwin Schlossberg
Kahlil gibran, essay on robert frost, quoted in n. y.. times: obit - editorial, april 1982 - yes, there is a nirvanah; it is leading your...
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
Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.
Ernest Hemingway
Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Gene Fowle
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
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
Jessamyn West
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
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
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
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
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
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
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
Horace
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
Samuel McChord Crothers
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann
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
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
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
E. L. Doctorow
That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Christina Baldwin
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela