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Lucy Ellman Quotes and Sayings

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Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like
having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
- Lucy Ellman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
- Yancy Butler

Love is easy, and I love writing.
You can't resist love.
You get an idea, someone says something,
and you're in love.
- Ray Bradbury

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
- Jessamyn West

The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do.
There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient.
But in real and lasting writing the character is.
- Ruth Park

I do outlines when I'm writing with someone,
but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom.
- Anne McCaffrey

The whole point of writing is to have something in
your gut or in your soul or in your mind that's burning to be written.
- Jerome Lawrence

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

I'd be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right.
- Stephen Collins

Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote.
- H. C. Bunner

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

Writing music is just something that I was born to do.
- Joan Armatrading

I had neither expert aid nor advice.
I studied no courses in writing; until a year or so ago,
I never read a book by anybody advising writers how to write.
- Robert E. Howard

Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing;
I wanted to be a Writer.
- Kate DiCamillo

It's very selfish when I write.
I'm not aware, ever, of writing for another person;
I'm not even really aware of writing for myself.
- Tanith Lee

If you do not breathe through writing,
if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing,
then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
- Anais Nin

Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
- Gustave Flaubert

When you're a songwriter and you click with someone,
you tend to want to keep writing with that person.
- Billy Sherwood

Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to
the experience of reading the book for my readers.
- R. A. Salvatore

When I first began to write, I was writing on bass,
because I was thinking more Public Image,
more dub.
- Gavin Rossdale

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer,
and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that
I would never be fit for real work,
and that writing didn't require any.
- Russell Baker

Writing has been so much a part of my life that I'm
really quite annoyed that I can't do as much as I used to.
- Anne McCaffrey

I just have to proceed as usual.
No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book.
- Frank McCourt

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje

Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only
use four-letter words writing prose...
anything goes.
- Cole Porter

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator,
because where two people are writing the same book,
each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
- Agatha Christie

Poetry is something that happens in universities,
in creative writing programs or in English departments.
- Mark Strand

I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative.
Like actually writing a script, or writing a book.
But the awful truth is that I...
probably can't!
- Hugh Grant

I went to college, but I learned to write by reading -
and writing.
- Daniel Pinkwater

Right now, writing for me is most rewarding because
I'm old enough now to have something to say,
which probably wasn't always the case.
- Douglas Wood

Well, Peter has a writing style, but again,
time changes subject matters and attitudes.
- Josh Silver

There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure,
when writing, since my first books were so successful.
- Nicholas Sparks

We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because
the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on
television once seems insane.
- Neil Tennant

I've always liked new writing.
- Imelda Staunton

I think all writing is done through memory.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound,
both aloud and inside the head of the reader.
You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
- Helen Dunmore

Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun,
and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
- Jack Prelutsky

If I did anything 'next,' I would do writing.
- Ellen Muth

I picked up the writing on the very day he died.
It was the only consolation I could find.
- Wilfrid Sheed

When my writing really started to take off was when
I made a decision that I would write only what I wanted to write,
and if 10 people wanted to hear it, that's fine.
- David Friedman

After that, I specifically started writing lyrics.
I would like sweat and think and get it all together.
- Jim Capaldi

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

In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times
better than anything today.
Writing, a thousand times better.
- John Kricfalusi

If I had to give young writers advice,
I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
- Lillian Hellman

I was writing notes, but not composing poems.
The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
- George Murray

The way I outline has changed quite a bit from when I first started writing.
- George Stephen

Alimony is the curse of the writing class.
- Norman Mailer

I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen,
because I rarely see the immediate results of what
I am saying or doing or writing.
- Larry Norman

My singing is my hobby.
It's me and my brother.
We just enjoy writing music.
- Taryn Manning

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus,
but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are
taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
- John Clayton

TV writing is different than other mediums,
involving the writer.
- Tom Skerritt

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal
down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis

I'm addicted to creating and writing.
- Bret Michaels

Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun
but now it's getting downright tedious for most people.
- Mike Davidson

I know I was writing stories when I was five.
I don't know what I did before that.
Just loafed I suppose.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Through writing, through that process,
they realize that they become more intelligent,
and more honest and more imaginative than they can
be in any other part of their life.
- Russell Banks

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

It's hard for me to show work while I'm writing,
because other people's comments will influence what happens.
- Donna Tartt

This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
- Zane Grey


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