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Sherman Alexie Quotes and Sayings

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If I wasn't writing poems I'd be washing my hands all the time.
- Sherman Alexie

My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures.
- Sherman Alexie

The dream he needed most was the dream that frightened him more.
- Sherman Alexie

All art is exploitation.
- Sherman Alexie

 

All I owe the world is my art.
- Sherman Alexie

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives.
We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen.
- Mark Haddon

Planning to write is not writing.
Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing,
none of that is writing.
Writing is writing.
- E. L. Doctorow

Publishing is a business.
Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done,
comes down to dollars.
- Nicholas Sparks

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

At first, I spend about four hours a day writing.
Toward the end of a book, I spend up to 16 hours a day on it,
because all I want to do is make it good and get it done.
- Tracy Kidder

Writing a book is such a full-time job.
If you're away for a few days, you have to start again.
- Stephen Collins

The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing
everything from point A to point B,
and certainly there's a bit of politics involved,
so it's a different thing.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Writing is like a contact sport, like football.
You can get hurt, but you enjoy it.
- Irwin Shaw

Hard writing makes easy reading.
- Wallace Stegner

And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories.
It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.
- Larry Niven

If I really considered myself a writer,
I wouldn't be writing screenplays.
I'd be writing novels.
- Quentin Tarantino

I identified in a very deep way with the individuals
I was writing about because the theme that runs through
this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it.
- Laura Hillenbrand

In time I began to understand that it's when you start
writing that you really find out what you don't know and need to know.
- David McCullough

I didn't make any money from my writing until much later.
I published about 80 stories for nothing.
I spent on literature.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The use of criticism, in periodical writing,
is to sift, not to stamp a work.
- Margaret Fuller

I started writing books for children because I could
illustrate them myself and because,
in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier.
- Mark Haddon

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

There is more good writing and good acting in any ten
minutes of Twister than in,
say, all of Citizen Kane.
- Orson Scott Card

It's about a young man who has climbed to fame and
he discovers that his writing and the relationship
with his wife are really more important for him than anything else.
- Ismail Merchant

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

Well, writing was what I wanted to do,
it was always what I wanted to do.
I had novels to write so I wrote them.
- Octavia Butler

Even when I think I'm writing really young,
they say it's too mature.
- Cynthia Weil

I think some of the best modern writing comes now from travellers.
- Michael Palin

I never sit down to write.
When I'm moved, I do it.
I just wait for it to come.
You just hear it.
I can't really describe writing.
It's in my head.
- Lenny Kravitz

I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff.
I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side.
Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
- Gavin Rossdale

Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books,
I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee,
who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
- Mickey Spillane

A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile,
even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
- Mark Strand

I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people.
- Tanith Lee

I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
- Elizabeth Moon

I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after,
which may be something more like this again,
maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
- Penelope Lively

Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
- E. B. White

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

I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk
down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
- Gavin DeGraw

The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me.
In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
- Kenneth Tynan

I want to die in the saddle.
I love writing, producing, acting, directing.
- Peter Fonda

Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it,
was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.
- Nora Roberts

To me, movies and music go hand in hand.
When I'm writing a script, one of the first things
I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.
- Quentin Tarantino

I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and
started writing science fiction around the same time.
- Octavia Butler

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

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

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

In writing the history of a disease,
every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever,
that has previously occupied the mind of the author,
should lie in abeyance.
- Thomas Sydenham

I have writing songs on my own for about six years.
- Joanna Newsom

I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
- Antonia Fraser

As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up!
while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was
my wife's money and little bits I was picking up for journalism.
- Jonathan Coe

If I'm grumpy I sure do enjoy writing The Walking Dead.
- Robert Kirkman

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

Writing is about culture and should be about everything.
That's what makes it what it is.
- Irvine Welsh

Rage is the only quality which has kept me,
or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
- Jimmy Breslin

I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper.
He was not a writer.
Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put
anything more than his signature on paper.
- Leslie Fiedler

Acting and writing go together.
Actors write because they love words and becoming other people -
we love to escape into other characters.
- Susannah York

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

People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect
American family and I destroyed that image.
But what people have to understand is writing that
book was very healing for me.
- LaToya Jackson

Would you not like to try all sorts of lives -
one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing -
one can impersonate so many people.
- Katherine Mansfield


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