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Philippe Sollers Quotes and Sayings

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Writing is the continuation of politics by other means.
- Philippe Sollers

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas,
obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity.
With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
- Bill Watterson

The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested
by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

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

I can't do a film if I don't start with the writing.
- Neil Jordan

My abilities grow with each job, whether it's writing or directing.
When I stop learing, I'll stop working.
- Peter Fonda

My overnight success was really 15 years in the making.
I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in
bands and performing since I was 14.
- Lisa Loeb

Originally I was not writing songs for myself.
- Smokey Robinson

Comedy is just to me, maybe it's a natural knack,
if I can see where the joke is in the writing and I
can see where the setup is and I can tell this is the way to make it.
- Matt LeBlanc

I'm approaching a period in my life though where I'd
like to be totally absorbed into music,
doing concerts, writing something.
Basically, that IS what I am doing.
- Roscoe Mitchell

Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon.
The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'.
- Steve Brown

I didn't really know what I was doing when I started.
I just started writing songs.
After two songs I just continued to explore it.
- Neil Young

I started writing when I was about 20,
21 maybe.
- Neil Gaiman

Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.
- Mark Millar

I designed all the characters, anyway,
and Frank Doyle was doing all the writing.
I didn't have any more input on what direction they
were going to go with Josie.
- Dan DeCarlo

Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have
to make money by writing about it.
I detest them.
- Virginia Woolf

I had never really thought of myself as a writer;
any writing I had done was just to give myself something to draw.
- Len Wein

Just after writing those we were called up to defend
a new position on the left,
where the terrible storming of the bridge over the Antietam took place.
- Joshua Chamberlain

I never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway.
- Nigel Kneale

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

It's much like writing a screenplay with someone else
and that's how we view it,
I think.
- Christopher Darden

Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close
to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans,
and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.
- Peter Benchley

It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession
that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing,
we relax by writing another.
- Dan Simmons

I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell,
an American writer whose work I admire very much.
- Donna Tartt

The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing,
and we laugh at our own jokes.
- Adrian Edmondson

Although I like the work I've done in the past,
I like what I'm writing now even more.
- Cynthia Weil

I did not have one bad spell during writing -
an unprecedented record.
- Zane Grey

It's immoral that people make money out of writing crap,
but I try not to obsess about it.
I don't want to spend my life being angry.
- Stella McCartney

Writing the book was itself a process of concealing and revealing.
- Rick Moody

A good editor understands what you're talking and writing
about and doesn't meddle too much.
- Irwin Shaw

Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift.
It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.
- Amy Tan

Neither of my parents has been very sensitive about my writing.
- Robert Morgan

If I can tell you the story from beginning to end in five minutes,
I'm ready to start writing.
Then it's a constant spreading out of that five minutes.
- Richard Price

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

The problem, for me, with the writing programs is that
they produce a terrible uniformity of product.
- Peter Davison

Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics.
Experimenting with a play.
Toying with an idea for a documentary.
I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
- Anita Diament

In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy.
I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream,
a certain language governed it.
- Jacques Derrida

Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to
do is follow the rules you've set.
But if you're writing about science,
you have to first learn what you're writing about.
- Octavia Butler

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

Research to me is as important or more important than the writing.
It is the foundation upon which the book is built.
- Leon Uris

I was writing and I have three kids.
I was occupying my time with them but it was difficult.
- Alison Moyet

I think the writing on the wall is definitely there
this year that this is probably our last year.
- Michael Shanks

My writing is remarkably non-confessional;
you actually learn very little about me.
- Michael Pollan

There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional.
You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself.
- Anne Rice

I got out of college and I went to get my master's
in creative writing at San Francisco State.
I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop,
being abused as a intern.
- Peter Coyote

Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years.
- George Crumb

It certainly made a film writing career for me.
- Buck Henry

I love writing for the screen.
- Beth Henley

I went through a big Alice Cooper phase,
which was probably a major influence on my writing style later,
especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
- Jello Biafra

Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s
and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published -
certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
- Robert Adamson

That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date,
is always a real challenge, and you bring that back
to your partner when you return to writing with them.
- Cynthia Weil

We like writing with each other; it's fun.
- Shawn Wayans

I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick
who keeps writing songs about me.
- Courtney Love

Nobody's going to write a book about me,
because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about.
- Jack K. Cooke

I'm not a born writer, and I don't enjoy writing.
- Alistair Maclean

Do not copy my style!
The first rule of writing is write about what you know,
not what you think you know.
So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that.
- Jackie Collins

I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story,
but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears,
especially if you've got more than one assistant.
- Sarah Sutton

I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized.
I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing
in a way that changes the way people think.
No other business does that.
- Jeffrey Donovan

The writing process for me is pretty much always the same -
it's a solitary experience.
- Sheryl Crow


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