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I write short, my words tight to the thread of the narrative. ...
by Carmen Laforet

I write short, my words tight to the thread of the narrative.
- Carmen Laforet

That profound night freedom was agreeable and exciting.
- Carmen Laforet

It was the first time I traveled alone,
but I was not scared.
- Carmen Laforet

When I left, I had learnt nothing.
I took nothing with me.
At least, that's what I thought then.
- Carmen Laforet

 

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those who write clearly have readers,
those who write obscurely have commentators.
- Albert Camus

I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

Today, I'm very careful not to mention very specific
locations when I write or give captions.
- Galen Rowell

We thought we'd write a good script for women,
giving them the fun roles that generally men get.
- Andy Wachowski

Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because
the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments.
- David Del Tredici

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction
to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
- Alvin Toffler

One could write a history of science in reverse by
assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority
about what could not be done and could never happen.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending
how open and vulnerable they wish to be.
- Jim Harrison

I can't write without a reader.
It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
- John Cheever

The people who make history are not the people who
make it who are there but the people who make it and then write about it.
- Julian Cope

I'd like to write a history, maybe of the Reformation.
- Jane Haddam

I tell writers to keep reading, reading,
reading.
Read widely and deeply.
And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters.
And only write what you love.
- Anita Diament

Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
- Thomas Beecham

I've never set out consciously to write American music.
I don't know what that would be unless the obvious
Appalachian folk references.
- Carlisle Floyd

My goal was, and still is, to write first,
direct my own stuff whenever possible and control my own creative destiny.
- Jeff Probst

If I were to write Web now, it would be a much,
much darker book.
- John M. Ford

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can.
Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
- Ernest Hemingway

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff.
I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy...
and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
- Stephen King

I love to write, to sing, to make music.
Not to act: I am horrible.
- Kim Carnes

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
- J. G. Ballard

When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden
we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them,
and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge.
- Mike Judge

You will be able to program a robot to follow a track
on the ground and manipulate a hand.
You can also write little programs that will give the robots goals.
- Bill Budge

I think it's the people who have no doubt that every
word they put down is gold that probably don't write very well.
- Dean Koontz

Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired
by being mad at something.
- Amy Clampitt

I'm very happy with the way I write.
I think I do it good.
But I've never really considered myself a writer.
- Quentin Tarantino

Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn't write in English.
Still, he's an American.
- Irwin Shaw

I'm here because of what I write.
Obviously, I must know something.
- Fiona Apple

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be
reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just
how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.
- Rebecca West

Sometime I write a song off a central idea,
instead of emotion.
- Ken Hill

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned
to write but evidently can't read.
If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing.
- Will Rogers

Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets,
they stop when reach puberty.
- Dennis Potter

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

Hemingway said the only way to write about a place is to leave it.
- David Guterson

It is better to write of laughter than of tears,
for laughter is the property of man.
- Francois Rabelais

I know already the music I will write.
But the words? I have not yet decided.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

Freddie and Brian tend to write the majority of the material.
- John Deacon

My work looks like a comic book in form,
but it's not a typical comic book in content.
I write autobiographical stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

I write lustily and humorously.
It isn't calculated; it's the way I think.
I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am.
- Erica Jong

If you write a movie for Roger Corman,
it's going to get made.
You saw it almost the next day.
- John Sayles

My music is so often like a lullaby I write to myself
to make sense of things I can't tie together,
or things I've lost, or things I'll never have.
- Stephan Jenkins

Drummers don't write - or at least, that's what everybody believes.
- Tony Williams

As long as I'm around the cats in the hip hop scene,
they'll throw me a track and I'll write a rap over it.
- Ice T


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