quote by Merle Haggard

We need to have music that contributes to the well-being of the spirit. Music that cradles people's lives and makes things a little easier. That's what I try to do, and what I want to do. You don't want to close the door on hope.

— Merle Haggard

Revolutionary Writing Well quotations

Writing well quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

If someone writes a great story, people praise the author, not the pen.

People don't say, 'Oh what an incredible pen...where can I get a pen like this so I can write great stories?' Well, I am just a pen in the hands of the Lord. He is the author. All praise should go to him.

To write well and speak well is mere vanity if one does not live well.

Writing well quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading.

I'm very interested in that line of books, because I think they write very well, carp anglers, about the general environment.

Before you go to bed, write down three 'gratefuls' for the day and three 'did wells' (they can even include something as simple as doing the laundry)-the results can be amazing!


Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well.

I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away.

Writing well quote Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get th
Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.

Without dignity our lives are only blinks of duration.

But if we manage to lead a good life well, we create something more. We write a subscript to our mortality. We make our lives tiny diamonds in the cosmic sands.

Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life, being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces.

Well, when I am fifty-three or so I would like to write a novel as good as Persuasion but with a modern setting, of course. For the next thirty years or so I shall be collecting material for it. If anyone asks me what I work at, I shall say, 'Collecting material'. No one can object to that.

Writing well quote I'd rather have a life of "oh wells" than a life of "what ifs".
I'd rather have a life of "oh wells" than a life of "what ifs".

I say, 'If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children's book', but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you're directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.


Ugh! How many stories about love, copulation, marriage and death already exist, not one of which tells the truth! How sick I am of well-constructed plots and brilliant writing!

My twenties were a write-off. It's a cruel illness, because you can't see it and you can hide it so well.

Writing well quote Distance yourself from negativity or it will deplete your well of optimism.
Distance yourself from negativity or it will deplete your well of optimism.
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As for the historical inspirations I drew on in writing The Snow Queen, I suppose I would call them more cross-cultural inspirations, though they frequently involve past societies as well as present day ones.

He writes so well he makes me feel like putting my quill back in my goose.

Well a good writer writes, a good musician listens to a lot more than he actually composes, and if you're going to do lyrics - well, there's a Freudian slip. That's not even a slip, that's a Freudian move: I said going to do lyrics. If you really want it to ring true, you'll live it first. Go really get your heart broken!

Writing well quote Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.

Well I don't write, I attempt to scribble here and there.

And no, nothing ever so grand as being published.

Well I don't write, I attempt to scribble here and there.

And no, nothing ever so grand as being published.

The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images

Writing well quote If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

People who work on the user interface side need to have empathy as a key characteristic. But if you are writing device drivers you don't really need to understand humans so well.

Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we will write our memoirs.

Work is the scythe of time.


Good English, well spoken and well written will open more doors than a college degree... Bad English will slam doors you don't even know exist.

Writing well quote Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

They say living well is the best revenge but sometimes writing well is even better.

Writing well has everything to do with being able to read one's own work with an eye toward the unmet possibilities that are there.

If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry.

Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.

Writing well quote Write hard and clear about what hurts.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.

If we don't risk it all, we may as well not write at all.


If instituted, the TPP's IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you're ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs.

And that's why books are never going to die.

It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.

Writing well quote When "i" is replaced by "we", even "illness" becomes "wellness".
When "i" is replaced by "we", even "illness" becomes "wellness".

As an artist you're looking for universal triggers.

You want it both ways. You want it to have an immediate impact, and you want it to have deep meanings as well. I'm striving for both. But I hate it when people write things that sound like they've swallowed a f... dictionary.

All the youth now in England of free men, who are rich enough to be able to devote themselves to it, be set to learn as long as they are not fit for any other occupation, until they are able to read English writing well.

It’s not the fear of writing that blocks people, it’s fear of not writing well; something quite different.

Writing well quote What maters most is how well you walk through the fire.
What maters most is how well you walk through the fire.

For me, playwriting is and has always been like making a chair.

Your concerns are balance, form, timing, lights, space, music. If you don't have these essentials, you might as well be writing a theoretical essay, not a play.

You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page.

I've read somewhere that when you're writing, you should stop while you're doing well so you always want to go back to work.

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite.

You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home.

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