Writing Quotes

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
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
Cyril Connolly

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
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
John milton - where there is much desire to learn, there of...
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann

Thomas a kempis - never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or...
George frost kennan - not only the studying and writing of history but...
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
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
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Ivana Trump
God is love, but get it in writing.
Gypsy Rose Lee
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
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
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
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
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
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela
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
Vigorous writing is concise.
William Strunk Jr., "The Elements of Style", 1919
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
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Robert Heinlein
Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
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
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
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)
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
Television has raised writing to a new low.
Samuel Goldwyn
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