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Always write angry letters to your enemies.
by James Fallows

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

Related topics: Anger

Make the important interesting.
- James Fallows

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

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What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

I don't work on my Sabbath.
I write five-and-a-half or six days a week.
- Chaim Potok

Writing a novel is actually searching for victims.
As I write I keep looking for casualties.
The stories uncover the casualties.
- John Irving

Men are allowed to write songs about people and women
are allowed to write songs about women.
- Kristin Hersh

America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
- Allen Ginsberg

I try to write conversationally; I try to write like
people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.
- Don Henley

Whether it's string writing or whatever,
I try to write for what each instrumentalist can do best.
- Chuck Mangione

A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon,
but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.
- W. H. Auden

I do not pretend to write much of a letter.
You know under what circumstances I am writing.
- Joshua Chamberlain

Yes, actually ever since I saw his films and tried to write about them,
Sirk's been in everything I've done.
Not Sirk himself, but what I've learned from his work.
- Rainer W. Fassbinder

All I ever wanted to do was write songs and get on
a bus and go play them for people.
- Chely Wright

They say the test of literary power is whether a man
can write an inscription.
I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'
- Samuel Butler

I've always said it took me 20 years to find out how
to write a song in 20 minutes.
- Bart Howard

Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book,
and does.
- Groucho Marx

It's really a lot easier to write about things that are problematic.
Who wants to hear how happy you are?
- Lyle Lovett

I hardly remember how I started to write poetry.
It's hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do.
- David Antin

I learned to read and write and socialize in school,
and that's pretty much it.
- Rick Springfield

I find you write with one person in mind.
Usually for me that one person is my wife,
because she's my most severe critic and understands
best what I'm trying to do.
- Jonathan Carroll

You don't want to write your own opinion,
you don't want to just represent yourself,
but represent yourself through someone else.
- Michael Ondaatje

It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about,
you know? They don't know me.
- Mariah Carey

I didn't write.
I just wandered about.
- Martha Gellhorn

Anyone can write.
But comedy, you've got to do some writing.
You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
- Michael Caine

I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist.
I mean, I really do just write and record what interests
me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.
- David Bowie

I was never too keen on the British music press.
They've called us a supermarket hype,
and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
- Freddie Mercury

Anything you write, even if you have to start over,
is valuable.
I let the story write itself through the characters.
- Steve Buscemi

I also write poems, so that is something that I really enjoy.
- Billy Sherwood

I write early in the morning, usually after reading
portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web.
- Alan Dean Foster

If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound.
- Fred Frith

If one could be friendly with women,
what a pleasure -
the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men.
Why not write about it truthfully?
- Virginia Woolf

I end up writing about all kinds of things.
I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular.
I don't have a little list of topics to write about.
- Tracy Chapman

Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty,
and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free.
- George Berkeley

The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is
made more by the readers than by writers.
Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
- Robert Morgan

I've written only two novels, but they're both long ones,
and they each took a decade to write.
- Donna Tartt

When I write something, every word of it is meant.
I can't say it enough.
- Anne Rice

I look at you and I write down what I hear.
- Virgil Thomson

Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There are two ways to write error-free programs;
only the third one works.
- Alan Perlis

But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody,
you have to write words and not be redundant and make
some semblance of a story.
- Glenn Danzig

Who's ever going to write a film in which I get the girl? Me!
- John Cleese

The easiest songs to write are pure fiction.
There is no limit to how you can tell the story.
I find it difficult when I'm replaying an event through a song.
- Jason Mraz

To write about someone like myself would be very limiting.
- Michael Ondaatje

I need to write to be happy.
- Nora Roberts

As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody
than it is to write a song that they like.
- Brad Paisley

I'm not letting him write anything.
I didn't do anything.
I just took his pen.
- Jason Williams

The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in
order to write without sentimentality.
- John Barton

Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
- John Steinbeck


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