Writing Quotes

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.

Carl Sandburg

Good grammar develops over time, so relax and put down the red pen. Kids need to make mistakes in writing to move toward correctness. They freeze up if they think you'll pounce on every error. You want your daughters to keep writing, since this is the best way for them to develop strong usage skills.

Jeff Anderson

Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.

Gustave Flaubert

You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won't be able to take a break from being a writer.

Stephen Leigh

Writing makes no noise, except groans, and it can be done everywhere, and it is done alone.

Ursula K. LeGuin

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

Gloria Steinem

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.

Melinda Haynes

For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me.

Jack Dann

It is always pleasant to learn that someone takes an interest in a work which one enjoyed writing.

James Schuyler

As you get older, it`s nice to be able to relax a bit about your appearance. Writing does that for me. It comes from inside me, from my brain and from my heart, and hopefully it has much more value than anything that`s on the exterior.

Emma Samms

Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. Even those pages you remove somehow remain.

Elie Wiesel

I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography

Stephen Wright

People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share, and no one dare disturb the Sound of Silence.

Silence People

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.

Robert Frost

Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence -- a lot passes you by -- simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.

Anita Brookner

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