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Picture quote by Ernest Hemingway about writing

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at Typewriter and bleed. ⏤ Ernest Hemingway

Picture quote by Epictetus about desire

If you wish to be a writer, write. ⏤ Epictetus

Picture quote by Aimee Bender about writer

As a writer you ask yourself to dream while aware. ⏤ Aimee Bender

Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about sane

I'm a writer. Therefore. I am not sane. ⏤ Edgar Allan Poe

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Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.

Nora Roberts, author

For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity.

George Orwell, author

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.

Roald Dahl, novelist

Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.

Iris Chang, historian

You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.

Margaret Atwood, novelist

I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director.

William Shatner, actor

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.

Anais Nin, author

The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live.

Flannery O'Connor, author

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.

Nancy Pelosi, politician

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.

John Steinbeck, author

Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.

Stevie Nicks, musician

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.

Gertrude Stein, author

The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.

Samuel Johnson, author

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life --and one is as good as the other.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

The writer studies literature, not the world. He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write.

Annie Dillard, author

One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.

Laurell K. Hamilton, writer

I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around.

Christian Bale, actor

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?

Kurt Vonnegut, author

You're a reader as well as a writer, so write what you'd want to read.

Cassandra Clare, author

A writer's job is to tell the truth.

Andy Rooney, journalist

The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.

Mary Roberts Rinehart, novelist

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.

Roald Dahl, novelist

What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you're in it.

David Simon, author

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.

John Steinbeck, author

I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.

Hugh Leonard, dramatist

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.

Andre Gide, novelist

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.

Joseph Brodsky, poet

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.

Roald Dahl, novelist

I've never seen myself as a fantasy writer - ever.

Jonathan Carroll, author

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.

Karl Kraus, writer

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.

E. B. White, writer

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.

Robert Frost, poet

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.

Marianne Moore, poet

The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.

W. Somerset Maugham, playwright

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

Thomas Mann, writer

Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.

Rod Serling, writer

If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying.

Jaroslav Seifert, poet

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.

Eudora Welty, author

Every writer I know has trouble writing.

Joseph Heller, novelist

My dad was an editor and a writer, and that's actually what I aspired to be.

Anne M. Mulcahy, businesswoman

I cannot imagine any writer who would not fight for his peace and quiet.

Wislawa Szymborska, poet

You have to first be a writer and somebody who loves to write. If I couldn't travel, I would still write.

Tim Cahill, writer

The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.

Leo Rosten, novelist

The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.

Flannery O'Connor, author

Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.

Paul Valery, poet

Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter.

Gerald Brenan, writer

People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.

Annie Dillard, author

Without books I would not have become a vivacious reader, and if you are not a reader you are not a writer.

Ken Follet, author

I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity.

Brian Aldiss, writer

Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.

Theodore Sturgeon, writer

A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story.

Lynn Abbey, author

Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.

Edna Ferber, novelist

The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.

Roald Dahl, novelist

When you combine something to say with the skill to say it properly, then you've got a good writer.

Theodore Sturgeon, writer

Disney was not a good animator, he didn't draw well at all, but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer.

Chuck Jones, director

The writer catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind.

Vita Sackville-West, novelist

You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer. You spend too long alone. And its forced me to address that.

Anthony Minghella, director

Going off the road just leaves me more time to be a writer.

Janis Ian, musician

As a very experienced writer once told me, 'It's in the rewrites'.

Tom Skerritt, actor

As a writer, one is busy with archaeology.

Michael Ondaatje, author

If I have any regrets, I could say that I'm sorry I wasn't a better writer or a better singer.

Patti Smith, musician

It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more.

Rick Moody, novelist

I was a visual artist primarily and a writer, even from a very young age. I wrote a lot of stories and poetry and... I had a desire to create always. And I always had a desire to show my work.

P. J. Harvey, musician

There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.

William Gaddis, novelist

In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.

W. H. Auden, poet

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.

Leo Rosten, novelist

Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.

Marcel Proust, author

Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.

Maya Angelou, poet

I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.

V. S. Naipaul, novelist

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.

Mickey Spillane, author

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.

Raymond Chandler, novelist

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.

Russell Baker, journalist

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, author

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.

E. B. White, writer

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.

Doris Lessing, writer

If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.

Joyce Carol Oates, novelist

Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening.

Herbert Gold, author

The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

When you're a writer you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you.

Brian Moore, novelist

It is one test of a fully developed writer that he reminds us of no one but himself.

Melvin Maddocks,

When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.

Alfred Kazin, critic

Any writer worth the name is always getting into one thing or getting out of another thing.

Fannie Hurst, writer

Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.

Donal Henahan,

I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.

John Steinbeck, author

Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.

Susan Sontag, author

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author

The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.

Nadine Gordimer, novelist

When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, novelist

Every writer is a writer of the generation before.

Wilfrid Sheed, novelist

If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know.

Mario Vargas Llosa, writer

Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works.

John Updike, novelist

Here I am, where I ought to be. A writer must have a place where he or she feels this, a place to love and be irritated with.

Louise Erdrich, writer

A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.

Jim Bishop, journalist

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.

Jim Bishop, journalist

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.

Edward Albee, dramatist

The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.

Marcel Achard, playwright

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.

Salman Rushdie, novelist

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