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Picture quote by Benjamin Franklin about action

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. ⏤ Benjamin Franklin

Picture quote by Isaac Asimov about writing

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. ⏤ Isaac Asimov

Picture quote by L.M. Montgomery about writing

You have the itch for writing born in you. It's quite incurable. What are you going to do with it? ⏤ L.M. Montgomery

Picture quote by Virginia Woolf about fiction

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. ⏤ Virginia Woolf

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 Anne Lamott about writing

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.. You need to start somewhere. ⏤ Anne Lamott

Picture quote by Franz Kafka about writing

A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity ⏤ Franz Kafka

Picture quote by E. L. Doctorow about writing

Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as the headlights, but you make the whole trip that way. ⏤ E. L. Doctorow

Picture quote by Lauren Bacall about love

No one has ever written a romance better than we lived it. ⏤ Lauren Bacall

Picture quote about tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book, Write a good one !

Picture quote by Natalie Goldberg about writing

Write down who you were, who you are, and what you want to remember. ⏤ Natalie Goldberg

Picture quote by Jonathan Safran Foer about writing

With writing we have second chances. ⏤ Jonathan Safran Foer

Picture quote by Cory Doctorow about write

Write even when the world is chaotic. You don't need a cigarette, silence, music, a comfortable chair, or inner peace to write. You just need ten minutes and a writing implement. ⏤ Cory Doctorow

Picture quote about wisdom

When writing the story of your life. Don't let anyone else hold the pen.

Picture quote by Ernest Hemingway about writing

Write hard and clear about what hurts ⏤ Ernest Hemingway

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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

Wayne Dyer, psychologist

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

Richard Bach, writer

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

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.

William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin, president

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

Socrates, philosopher

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.

Elizabeth George, author

I write best when I am either, falling in love, or falling apart.

Rudy Francisco, poet

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.

Andre Gide, novelist

Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

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

George Orwell, author

Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing; for life itself is a writer's love until death.

Edna Ferber, novelist

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.


You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

Ray Bradbury, writer

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

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.

Julia Ward Howe, activist

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.

Johnny Cash, musician

I'm very shy really. I spend a lot of time in my room alone reading or writing or watching television.

Johnny Cash, musician

The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.

Horace, poet

Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.

William Zinsser,

The writer does the most good who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.

Sydney Smith, clergyman

Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.

Mario Vargas Llosa, writer

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.

Jean Paul Richter,

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the school-masters of ever afterward.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.

Anne Rice, novelist

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.

Thomas a Kempis,

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.

Steven Wright, comedian

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.

Logan Pearsall Smith, critic

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.

Stephen King, author

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

Thomas Mann, writer

You can make anything by writing.

C. S. Lewis, writer

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert.

Dick Dale, guitarist

To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.

Lord Byron, poet

My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.

Mark Twain, author

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

Stephen King, author

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.

Gloria Steinem, activist

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

E. L. Doctorow, author

To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.

Aristotle, philosopher

This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years.

Horace, poet

The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.

Hilaire Belloc, poet

Every drop of ink in my pen ran cold.

Horace Walpole, author

Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

Mark Twain, author

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

Tom Clancy, novelist

Writing is thinking on paper.

William Zinsser,

The two most engaging powers of a good author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.

William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist

Let those who would write heroic poems make their life an heroic poem.

John Milton, poet

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.

Isabel Allende, writer

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

Herman Hesse, author

Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.

Ishmael Reed, poet

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

When writing about transcendental issues, be transcendentally clear.

Rene Descartes, mathematician

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,The pen is mightier than the sword.

Edward George BulwerLytton,

The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are economical in its use.

Mark Twain, author

If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.

Isaac Asimov, scientist

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them that I have the heart of a small boy -- and I keep it in a jar on my desk.

Stephen King, author

If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!

Jackie Collins, author

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.

Horace, poet

A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.

Lawrence Durrell, writer

His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning. As a writer he has mastered everything except language.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say.


It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

G. K. Chesterton, writer

I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.

Lloyd Alexander, writer

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Gene Fowler, journalist

My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.

William Faulkner,

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.

James Bryce, diplomat

A book should be luminous not voluminous.

Christian Nevell Bovee,

I love writing, it's the center of my life. If you don't love what you do, you'd better find something else to love. Otherwise, you don't have a reason for living.

Ray Bradbury, writer

I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.

William Faulkner,

Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.

Salman Rushdie, novelist

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, novelist

I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

Writing is a craft not an art.

William Zinsser,

Some American writers who have known each other for years have never met in the daytime or when both were sober.

James Thurber, comedian

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.

Iris Murdoch, author

The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.

W. Somerset Maugham, playwright

The secret of all good writing is sound judgment.

Horace, poet

A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself.

Anatole France, novelist

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!

Bill Watterson, cartoonist

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.

Robert Frost, poet

There's no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it.

Garry Marshall, actor

If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.

Ursula K. Le Guin, writer

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.

Pablo Neruda, writer

I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them well.

Don Marquis, poet

The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature; only then can he see clearly.

Julian Barnes, writer

Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.

Walter Bagehot, author

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.

George Eliot, author

Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.

E. M. Forster, novelist

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