Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle into practice
I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.
I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot... and memory is important.
If you are a married man resident in Cuba, you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without your wife's permission in writing.
I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?
I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography.
One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.
People once said they were "in" psychoanalysis, meaning they were committed to a long immersion. In a sense, they were writing their autobiographies.
It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album.
Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me.
Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
Writing is only boring to the people who are boring themselves.
Easy reading is damned hard writing.
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because when two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties.
Writing is a crummy profession, but a good hobby.
Writing is a fairly lonely business unless you invite people in to watch you do it, which is often distracting and then have to ask them to leave.
Writing energy is like anything else. The more you put in, the more you get out.
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
Writing is the only trade I know of in which sniveling confessions of extreme incompetence are taken as credentials probative of powers to astound the multitude.