Writing Quotes

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

Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.

Thomas Berger

Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish.

Monica Dickens

If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do.

William Zinsser

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

One of the side-effects of having your work appear in a public forum such as this is that people often email me asking for advice on how to break into writing, presumably figuring that if a drooling gum-brain like me can scrape a living witlessly pawing at a keyboard, there's hope for anyone.

Charlton

We have all the elements of being the worst band in the world: a bass player whos got some slap-bass shit, heavy riff guitars, a DJ scratching on the songs, a crazy drummer, and a singer whos in touch with his feminine side. Even our band name is the worst name ever: it evokes imagery of Incubus in death-metal writing, with bullet belts across our chests.

Brandon Boyd

The bear bent down to do up its case again. As he did so, Mrs. Brown caught a glimpse of the writing on the label. It said, simply, PLEASE LOOK AFTER THIS BEAR. THANK YOU.

Thomas Michael Bond

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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