Written Quotes

It is not deeds or acts that last: it is the written record of those deeds and acts.

Elbert Hubbard

The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written.

Stephen Sondheim

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.

Dean Acheson

There are greater depths and obscurities, greater intricacies and perplexities, in an elaborate and well-written piece of nonsense, than in the most abstruse and profound tract of school divinity.

Joseph Addison

We have written the evidence of our existence onto the surface of our planet. Our civilisation has become a beacon, that identifies our planet as home to life.

Brian Cox

I believe in the time when we shall be able to create works of art in the Theatre without the use of the written play, without the use of actors.

Edward Gordon Craig

A well-written Life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

Thomas Carlyle

What a woman says to a passionate lover should be written in the wind and the running water.

Gaius Valerius Catullus

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.

Peter Kropotkin

I've written a book on gangs, taught a course on gangs at Occidental.

Tom Hayden

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

Samuel Goldwyn

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.

John Steinbeck

Israel is still the only country in the world against which there is a written document to the effect that it must disappear.

Menachem Begin

Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners.

Robert Morgan

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