The best Quotes and Sayings about Writing

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The written word endures, the spoken word disappears.

WordsNeil Postman
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The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.

Joanne K. Rowling
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So long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms - all of them - may remain intact. And it is then that writing becomes a weapon of truth.

Freedom, JournalismRod Serling
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Coming up with ideas is the easiest thing on earth. Putting them down is the hardest.

Ideas, InspirationRod Serling
 
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I had at some point the epiphany that if I wanted to be a writer, maybe I should stop thinking about writing, or stop writing about writing, and actually write.

Matt Fraction
 
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The thing is, emotion - if it's visibly felt by the writer - will go through all the processes it takes to publish a story and still hit the reader right in the gut. But you have to really mean it.

Anne McCaffrey
 
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Ideas seem to come from everywhere - my life, everything I see, hear, and read, and most of all, from my imagination. I have a lot of imagination.

InspirationJudy Blume
 
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You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

Children's BooksMadeleine L'Engle
 
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I have this almost pathological fear of boring the reader.

Khaled Hosseini
 
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Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.

PoesieEugenio Montale
 
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I try to leave out the parts readers skip.

Elmore Leonard
 
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Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.

StoriesOctavia E. Butler
 
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I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.

WordsAnne Rice
 
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Write what you like; there is no other rule.

O. Henry
 
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The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.

Elia Kazan
 
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It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.

PoemsHoward Nemerov
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It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.

Vita Sackville-West
 
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If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.

BooksToni Morrison
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Everyone wants to write a book. Very few people are able to do it.

BooksJohn Hodgman
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Publishers and record companies love a broken heart.

Music, Breakup & LovesickDonovan
 
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A writer without a pen would be like a duck without water.

Donovan
 
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Readers embrace all kinds of characters as long as they are written with emotional truth.

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

Edna Ferber
 
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When I'm driving the highway by myself is when I write best.

Solitude & Being AloneWillie Nelson
 
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Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.

Words, LoveDavid Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson
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You write about what you know, and you write about what you want to know.

Joyce Maynard
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I didn't choose a word or anything. I just wrote the song until it stopped.

Marty Robbins
 
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My love songs are very personal and quite weird. They don't really have the big radio hit choruses because basically they're my therapy, stuff I have to get off my chest.

MusicEd Sheeran
 
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I do have a tendency to walk on the dark side sometimes. I have suffered from depression, I know how that feels, I have an innate inclination that way. Writing does help with that.

DepressionJoanne K. Rowling, September 2012
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I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

Edgar Allan Poe
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In all my life, I have never been free. I have never been able to do anything with freedom, except in the field of my writing.

Langston Hughes
 
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In my work, as a writer, I only photograph, in words, what I see.

Charles Bukowski
 
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Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.

Words, MediaCarol Burnett
 
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If the reader cares, I don't think it matters so much whether your hero is in fact an anti-hero.

Barry Eisler
 
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By the time you read this letter, these words will be those of the past. The me of now is gone.

PastFennel Hudson, Warum schlafen wir betrunken mit Menschen, mit denen wir es nüchtern nicht tun würden?
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Lyrics are coming to you all the time. I get inspiration in the middle of the night.

Rod Stewart
 
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Writers may be solitary but they also tend to flock together. They like being solitary together.

Solitude & Being AloneNeil Gaiman
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I'm one of those people who doesn't really know what he thinks until he writes it down.

Stephen King in 11/22/63
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Rapping to prove nothing, just writing to say something
Cause I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t rushing to saying nothing
This doesn’t mean I lost my dream
It’s just right now I got a really crazy mind to clean

Hip-Hop & RapTwenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul, Album: Blurryface
 
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I wake up in the morning and my mind starts making sentences, and I have to get rid of them fast - talk them or write them down.

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

Ernest Hemingway
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Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

Books, ImaginationStephen King
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Doubts startin' to creep in, every day it's just so gray and black
Hope, I just need a ray of that
‘Cause no one sees my vision when I play it for ‘em
They just say it's wack, but they don’t know what dope is
And I don’t know if I was awake or asleep when I wrote this

Eminem - I Need A Doctor von Dr. Dre
 
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Word to the wise writer: never underestimate your secondary characters! But watch them... they sneak off with stuff.

StoriesKa Hancock
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I want to tell a story that makes the reader always want to see what will happen next.

StoriesKen Follett
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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
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The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction.

Books, ReadingCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Angel's Game
 
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A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.

StoriesCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.

John Green
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If you stop to think about it, you’ll have to admit that all the stories in the world consist essentially of twenty-six letters. The letters are always the same, only the arrangement varies. From letters words are formed, from words sentences, from sentences chapters, and from chapters stories.

Books, ReadingMichael Ende in The Neverending Story
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