Writing Quotes Quotes

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

Easy reading is damned hard writing.


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

I think my writing was innate. Being so painfully shy and introverted as a child, as well as an extreme thinker with a hyperactive imagination, it seems befitting. It became such a powerful passion early on in life.

Kim Elizabeth

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
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