I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet. I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of light and shade, for I am no painter. Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer. But I can do so by means of sounds, for I am a musician.— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perspective Art Of Writing quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Here in Manto's own words that he wanted to mark his grave with: "In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful Here lies Saadat Hasan Manto and with him lie buried all the secrets and mysteries of the art of short-story writing.... Under tons of earth he lies, still wondering who among the two is greater short-story writer: God or He.
I can’t write five words but that I change seven.
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.
In no way am I demeaning writing or any other form of art because it's popular.
What I'm saying is that anything fed into the industrial machinery to comply with rules of size and length and shelf-life has a hard time surviving as art.
The Hank Williams Syndrome: Come to Nashville, write some good songs, cut some hit records, make money, take all the drugs you can and drink all you can, become a wild man and all of a sudden die.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
Writing is easy. Just sit in front of a typewriter, open up a vein and bleed it out drop by drop.
Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it - whole-heartedly - and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.
Sometimes I think creativity is magic;
it's not a matter of finding an idea, but allowing the idea to find you.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.
The only way to get change is not through the courts or - heaven forbid - the politicians, but through a change of human consciousness and through a change of heart. Only through the arts - music, poetry, dance, painting, writing - "can we really reach each other.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
When I first started writing plays I couldn't write good dialogue because I didn't respect how black people talked. I thought that in order to make art out of their dialogue I had to change it, make it into something different. Once I learned to value and respect my characters, I could really hear them. I let them start talking.
Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
I realized how valuable the art and practice of writing letters are, and how important it is to remind people of what a treasure letters--handwritten letters--can be. In our throwaway era of quick phone calls, faxes, and email, it's all to easy never to find the time to write letters. That's a great pity--for historians and the rest of us.
Those of us who work in the arts know that depiction is not endorsement.
If it was, no artist would be able to paint inhumane practices, no author could write about them, and no filmmaker could delve into the thorny subjects of our time.
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you;
I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
I remind myself Vincent van Gogh died without having sold a single painting.
Like, art is not measured by the trappings that people attached to it. It's the thing itself, and so, as you know, it's been a dream of mine to write songs for Disney, and so, it's really exciting to finally hear. It's two and a half years.
I rewrote the ending of 'Farewell to Arms' 39 times before I was satisfied.
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.
A lot of time when I'm creating songs, they're in real time.
When I'm writing the song, I feel what I'm feeling for its full potential. As soon as the song is over, I'm like, I created art.
Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
I'd say art is with you. All around you. I'd say when there doesn't seem to be anyone else, there is art. I'd say you can love art how you wish to be loved. And I'd say art is a lifeline to the rest of us - we are out here. You are not alone. There is nothing about you that scares us. There is nothing unlovable about you, either.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
I don't care about truth; I care about art and style and writing and occupying the wall. For me, my writing style is very linked to the fact that it is a work of art on the wall. I had to find a way to write in concise, effective phrases that people standing or walking into a room could read.
Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
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.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
But really, it was reading that led me to writing.
And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art.
Achilles exists only through Homer . Take away the art of writing from this world , and you will probably take away its glory .
The art of the dramatist is very like the art of the architect.
A plot has to be built up just as a house is built-story after story; and no edifice has any chance of standing unless it has a broad foundation and a solid frame.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
The truth is, the way you write music, it's a code.
It has to be very precise. It's scientific, but ultimately it also depends on interpretation. It's very similar to how you grow a master plan: it's an objective document, but at the same time it is a lyrical document which allows through interpretation to become a harmonious work of art.
Where the people are well educated, the art of piloting a state is best learned from the writings of Plato.
When you're actually making a film, it's just people on your back all the time wanting stuff and you're constantly having to it deal with them. It's probably the most time consuming of all the arts, but I do love it because it is a great mix of visual art and music and writing.
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
The art of writing is to explain the complications of the human soul with the simplicity that can be universally understood.