Writing Quotes Quotes

Live your life as if you are writing your Biography.

Keshia Chante

In every man's writings, the character of the writer must lie recorded.

Thomas Carlyle

Certainly the Art of Writing is the most miraculous of all things man has devised.

Thomas Carlyle

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

Truman Capote

One of the best things about writing is how it redeems, not to mention recycles, all of one's prior experiences, including or perhaps especially the failures.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

Francis Bacon

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

E. L. Doctorow

Propaganda has a bad name, but its root meaning is simply to disseminate through a medium, and all writing therefore is propaganda for something. It's a seeding of the self in the consciousness of others.

Elizabeth Drew

Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.

Octavia E. Butler

I have this theory that anything that happens to you that leaves you alive and intact can be used somewhere in your writing.

Octavia E. Butler

Writing is not a genteel profession. It's quite nasty and tough and kind of dirty.

Rosemary Mahoney

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.

Jules Renard

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

The practical politics of all the philosophers, no matter how-great their theoretical differences, were the same. They practiced an art of writing that appealed to the prevailing moral taste of the regime in which they found themselves, but which could lead some astute readers outside of it to the Elysian Fields where the philosophers meet to talk.

Allan David Bloom

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition

Graham Greene

Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.

John LeCarre

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

My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.

Ryszard Kapuscinski

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
Social Media
Our Partners