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Steig Larsson Quotes and Sayings

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Writing detective stories is about writing light literature,
for entertainment.
It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
- Steig Larsson

I started to write in 2001.
I wrote the books for the fun of it.
It was an old idea I had had since the nineties.
- Steig Larsson

In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences
of what happens in a story in the next book.
That you do in mine.
- Steig Larsson

Crime stories are, as you know, one of the most popular
forms of entertainment that exist.
If you then try to have something to say...
that I have, of course.
- Steig Larsson

 

I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories.
They are often about one or two persons,
but they don't describe anything in the society outside.
- Steig Larsson

I have been threatened occasionally.
But that happens to everybody who is writing this kind of things.
Threats will come without fail.
It might happen to the most 'innocent' texts.
If it gets too much we call the police.
- Steig Larsson

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Even if I knew for certain that I would never have
anything published again,
and would never make another cent from it,
I would still keep on writing.
- Brenda Ueland

As soon as you start writing about how human beings
interact with each other socially,
you're into politics, aren't you?
- Jonathan Coe

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

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

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

I don't feel comfortable doing interviews.
My profession is music, and writing songs.
That's what I do.
I like to do it, but I hate to talk about it.
- Van Morrison

I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion.
The hard part of writing is the architecture of it,
getting the story and structuring it.
Not the tweaking of lines.
- William Devane

The most difficult and complicated part of the writing
process is the beginning.
- A. B. Yehoshua

I listen to music constantly while writing.
- Orson Scott Card

Writing is the supreme solace.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started.
- Nora Roberts

Writing doesn't come easily to me.
It gets more and more difficult.
- Elizabeth David

When I was younger I was obsessed with writing,
so even if I wanted to listen, I didn't have time.
- Joan Armatrading

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

Oh, it's essential.
I mean, you have to - if I'm writing about the Middle East,
I have to go there, and if possible,
stay long enough to get a real feeling for what's going on.
- Joe Sacco

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult
than it is for other people.
- Thomas Mann

I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters,
so long as you talk to them.
If you lived in a monastery and never met any women,
maybe it would be difficult.
- Ken Follett

I sort of was good at writing essays.
I was never very good at mathematics,
and I was never very good at algebra.
I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
- Diane Cilento

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

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

I love writing about my job because I loved it,
and it was a particularly interesting one when I was a young man.
It was like holidays with pay to me.
- James Herriot

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

My stories run up and bite me on the leg -
I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite.
When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
- Ray Bradbury

What is writing but an expression of my own life?
- Zane Grey

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind
and I like to write standing up.
- Ernest Hemingway

For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers

Writing has never been a driving force within me.
- Jeffrey Combs

I began writing in the 4th grade.
As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school.
It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America.
- Christopher Darden

There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching.
There comes a point where you just have to stop,
and start writing.
- David McCullough

Because, if one is writing novels today,
concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up
there with concentrating on your semi-colons,
for wasted effort.
- Neil Gaiman

But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor,
and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet.
- Jeffery Deaver

As opposed to touring for three years and then going
into the studio and writing an album,
I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people.
- Nuno Bettencourt

I've always been able to survive by writing,
though.
- John Milius

We do very little re-writing in the office.
We often take on people who show great promise and
who we hope will develop into somebody important and someone good.
- James Laughlin

The songs keep on writing themselves,
and I really love them.
It's as close as I get to a religion.
- Kristin Hersh

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

I think it's just a lack of ability,
we're incapable of writing hits.
- Kenny Hickey

This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world:
that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty
hours will have elapsed since it was written.
- Anthony Trollope

I admired what my students were writing,
but I think their improvement doesn't directly result
from me but from being in a class,
being with each other.
- Thom Gunn

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

The truth is always something that is told,
not something that is known.
If there were no speaking or writing,
there would be no truth about anything.
There would only be what is.
- Susan Sontag

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

The only joy I had was writing what was.
That book was.
It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that.
But it is my story as I was then.
- Mary MacLane

Generally, my writing is influenced by living,
by absorbing everything that happens to me and my actions.
- Graham Nash

I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell.
- Jack Vance

But I never listen to music while I'm writing.
- Stephen Greenblatt

Book writing is a little different because,
in my case, my editor is a year younger than me and
basically has the same sensibility as me.
- Chuck Klosterman

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

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

I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself.
I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks.
- Sue Grafton

I do a lot of screen re-writing.
- Bruce Vilanch

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


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