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Sholem Asch Quotes and Sayings

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Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
- Sholem Asch

An illness is like a journey into a far country;
it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point
so remote that it appears like a vision.
- Sholem Asch

The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!
- Sholem Asch

The lash may force men to physical labor,
it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
- Sholem Asch

 

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

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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

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

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

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

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 plan less and less.
It's a great benefit of writing lots,
that you get good at holding long narratives in your
head like a virtual space.
- Jonathan Lethem

It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I
deconstruct classic science fiction.
- Cory Doctorow

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

People who work on the user interface side need to
have empathy as a key characteristic.
But if you are writing device drivers you don't really
need to understand humans so well.
- Andy Hertzfeld

I don't know why I started writing.
I don't know why anybody does it.
Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else.
- Cormac McCarthy

What I do say is that I can write verse,
and that the writing of verse in strict form is the
best possible training for writing good prose.
- Philip Pullman

Writing is a lonely job unless you're a drinker,
in which case you always have a friend within reach.
- Emilio Estevez

I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show,
Learning To Be Human.
- Shirley Knight

Artists don't talk about art.
Artists talk about work.
If I have anything to say to young writers,
it's stop thinking of writing as art.
Think of it as work.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

You never know what you will learn till you start writing.
Then you discover truths you never knew existed.
- Anita Brookner

Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose.
Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense,
it has particular ways of catching an environment.
- Story Musgrave

I must write it all out, at any cost.
Writing is thinking.
It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation.
The only meditation I would have done before would
be in the writing of songs.
- Sting

My writing has to support more than my research habit,
but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
- Lynn Abbey

I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs,
basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me,
in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane.
- Kelly Jones

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers'
groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
- Bernard Cornwell

Some people swear by writing courses,
but whether it really helps American poetry,
I have doubts.
- Robert Morgan

If you are a married man resident in Cuba,
you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without
your wife's permission in writing.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

I don't start writing a script until I can see it all in my head,
then it's a matter of getting it down in white heat.
- J. Michael Straczynski

I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.
- James Broughton

There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point.
In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page,
it's not just a collection of notes.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing:
more resigned,
more civil, more intellectual.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Whatever I'm reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I'm writing.
- John Sladek

If I had a plot that was all set in advance,
why would I want go through the agony of writing the
novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery,
for me at any rate.
- Chaim Potok

I'm publicizing the book that's done.
I'm writing the book that's in the hopper,
and I'm doing a little advance research on the book to come.
- Ann Rule

95% of the album is my writing, by choice,
because it seems to be what the distributors want.
- Merle Haggard

My employer was never at any time aware of anything
in my past beyond the writing I did,
because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do,
which was to be a reporter.
- Jeff Gannon

My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the
middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era.
- Ken Follett

Women have seen that they have locked themselves up with feminist writing.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Writing only leads to more writing.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I have two ideas for novels at the moment,
neither of them all that conventional,
but I'm not ready to choose between them yet,
let alone settle down to the process of writing.
- Jonathan Coe

I suppose directing on set is the most fun because
it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield
whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
- Guy Ritchie

But there's nothing that gives me more thrill than
when I'm writing and a couplet works.
I find the right rhyme, or it's just perfect.
There's nothing that exciting.
- Rosanne Cash

Reading, like writing, is a creative act.
If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book,
then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
- Ben Okri

I like to think of myself at home in the armchair,
writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
- Stephen Fry

While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine
was the result of economic mismanagement but during
the research I realised that it was something more sinister.
- Jung Chang

I also don't have organized religion on Pern.
I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing -
that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
- Anne McCaffrey

Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground.
Writing of the past is a resurrection;
the past then lives in your words and you are free.
- Jessamyn West

Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm.
Like with jazz.
You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it.
And the riffs are about timing.
- Kathy Acker

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry
as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
- John Updike

The process of writing has something infinite about it.
Even though it is interrupted each night,
it is one single notation.
- Elias Canetti

In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me;
that I will go on writing songs up to and -
I hope,
through heavenly means or diabolical -
beyond the day I die.
- Robyn Hitchcock

Whosoever, in writing a modern history,
shall follow truth too near the heels,
it may haply strike out his teeth.
- Walter Raleigh

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

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

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
- Sylvia Plath

I don't plan to write another science book,
but I don't plan not to.
I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that
are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.
- Bill Bryson

I do not pretend to write much of a letter.
You know under what circumstances I am writing.
- Joshua Chamberlain

I get drunk writing words.
I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away
with writing that I get inebriated from it.
- John Shirley

Major writing is to say what has been seen,
so that it need never be said again.
- Delmore Schwartz

I think some aspects of writing can be taught.
Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent.
But you can help with comfort.
- Toni Morrison

Of course the playing is important but writing and
the establishing of what you are going for is prime too.
- Andy Summers

A great many people now reading and writing would be
better employed keeping rabbits.
- Edith Sitwell

Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.'
If you're really engaged in the writing,
you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
- Michael Chabon


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