Writing Quotes

That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Ivana Trump

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
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
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
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
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
W. somerset maugham - there are three rules for writing the novel....
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
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
Never be entirely idle but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
Thomas a Kempis
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Christina Baldwin
Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
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, 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
When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway
Delmore schwartz - major writing is to say what has been seen, so...
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
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
Cyril Connolly
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
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Robert Heinlein
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
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
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
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
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
Horace
No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.
John Peter Zenge
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Benjamin Disraeli
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
Jimmy Breslin
Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
E. B. White
Writing only leads to more writing.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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
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
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
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann
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 in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives.
James Joyce