Writing Quotes

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.

Jules Renard

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

Rosemary Mahoney

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly

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

Jack Dann

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

Melinda Haynes

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

Gloria Steinem

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

Ursula K. LeGuin

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

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

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

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle

The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Writing is only boring to the people who are boring themselves.

Anonymous

Easy reading is damned hard writing.

Anonymous

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.

Agatha Christie

Writing is a crummy profession, but a good hobby.

Paavo Haavikko

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.

Marc Lawrence

Writing energy is like anything else. The more you put in, the more you get out.

Richard Reeves

Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

J. P. Donleavy

The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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

When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.

Samuel Butler

You know, they ask me if I were on a desert island and I knew nobody would ever see what I wrote, would I go on writing. My answer is most emphatically yes. I would go on writing for company. Because I'm creating an imaginary it's always imaginary world in which I would like to live.

William Seward Burroughs

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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