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Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes and Sayings

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I am writing in the garden.
To write as one should of a garden one must write not
outside it or merely somewhere near it,
but in the garden.
- Frances Hodgson Burnett

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

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We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

Rock is all about writing your own script;
it's all about pioneering.
- Courtney Love

I'm always writing or playing because that is my life.
- Rick Wakeman

Looking back, I imagine I was always writing.
Twaddle it was too.
But better far write twaddle or anything,
anything, than nothing at all.
- Katherine Mansfield

But the idea of a man making his living by writing seemed,
in that hardy environment, so fantastic that even today
I am sometimes myself assailed by a feeling of unreality.
- Robert E. Howard

I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
- Robert Sheckley

We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they
grew up watching The Simpsons.
It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.
- Matt Groening

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay,
or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I had been writing fiction since I was in eighth grade,
because I loved it.
- Thomas Perry

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite.
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.

I had been writing for about twelve years.
I knew pretty well how you could find things out,
but I had never been trained in an academic way how
to go about the research.
- David McCullough

I write because I can't imagine not writing.
- Richard Price

I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints
in writing of my experience of the goodness of God,
and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age,
I begin this work.
- John Woolman

I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.
- Flannery O'Connor

Of all the arts in which the wise excel,
nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
- Andre Breton

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking,
and an art of writing.
- Clarence Day

I like writing better.
Because I don't have to wear makeup,
I don't have to be thin,
and I don't have to remember lines.
- Fran Drescher

I like to write first-person because I like to become
the character I'm writing.
- Wally Lamb

I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
- Joseph Fiennes

I spend a lot of time writing in New York.
- Keren Ann

For me, writing is 75 percent procrastinating and 25
percent actually sitting down and working.
- Zooey Deschanel

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man;
and writing an exact man.
- Francis Bacon

He took me from not being able to write a word in terms
of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
- George Lucas

Right now we're in the process of writing new material for a new record.
- Dave Lombardo

When I say "work" I only mean writing.
Everything else is just odd jobs.
- Margaret Laurence

And I tend to listen to NPR when I'm not writing.
- Augusten Burroughs

The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized
the apprenticeship of a writer.
- Russell Banks

When I was writing pretty poor poetry,
this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.
- Carl Sandburg

When one is writing a novel in the first person,
one must be that person.
- Daphne du Maurier

For me, writing something down was the only road out.
- Anne Tyler

I spent 10 years as a marketing manager.
I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable
background for writing about white-collar crimes.
- Sara Paretsky

Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world,
which is what I always wanted to do.
I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton,
but it's the wrong century.
- Alan Dean Foster

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
- Horace

The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is
when people write to me or speak to me in public to
tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.
- Sidney Sheldon

As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers
about portfolio decisions,
writing reports.
- Merton Miller

I've been doing my big theater projects,
which take years, and writing a song here and there.
- David Friedman

Writing checks for charities is necessary and important.
But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy,
which are infinitely greater.
- William E. Simon

Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way.
- Suzanne Vega

The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
- Jorge Luis Borges

When you are writing, of course, you have to do all
that writing and correcting for yourself.
When I was a librarian it was expected that I would
know about a wide range of books.
- Margaret Mahy

I'm trying to put more elements of the essay into my writing.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Writing a children's book means you cannot spin out
long narratives or have complex character development.
- Norman Macleod

So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing.
- George Stephen

I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce,
just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
- Patrick White

The desire to write grows with writing.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The real pleasure in writing this, for me,
was discovering how little you need.
- Jonathan Franzen

I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door,
or at my uncle's, on the dining table.
- Patrick White

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.
- Tennessee Williams

I am a writer.
I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing
career to play detective.
- James Ellroy

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

The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing,
remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
- Gene Fowler

I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized
I have far too much material for the book.
- Jack Vance

The hardest thing was learning to write.
I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies.
It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia.
- Tracy Kidder

I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina.
Surprise, surprise, huh?
- Nicholas Sparks

My history is really playing live - not writing or recording.
- Tom Jenkinson

Writing is a solitary occupation.
- Bernard Cornwell

When we finished the tour we had been writing together for a year.
We moved forward from there and have just now finished our record.
We're having a new record out in the Spring.
- Kathy Valentine

You know what you are best at, and writing is just not my thing,
but I like it.
- Sara Gilbert

Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to
find the language and images for intense feelings.
- Carol Ann Duffy


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