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Writing Quotes

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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

Related topics: Inspirational

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

You learn a lot, writing fiction.
- Penelope Lively

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 think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.
- Mackenzie Astin

I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

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

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned
to write but evidently can't read.
If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing.
- Will Rogers

I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading,
as I had in the writing.
- Francis Quarles

Writing is like walking in a deserted street.
Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
- John le Carre

If you want your writing to be taken seriously,
don't marry and have kids, and above all,
don't die.
But if you have to die, commit suicide.
They approve of that.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to,
we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band.
Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
- Edie Brickell

It seems to me that since I've had children,
I've grown richer and deeper.
They may have slowed down my writing for a while,
but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.
- Anne Tyler

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

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

He took me from not being able to write a word in terms
of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
- George Lucas

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic,
therapeutic.
I don't think I had a goal, particularly,
to sing or put it out there for anybody.
- Lisa Marie Presley

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

But the idea of a man making his living by writing seemed,
in that hardy environment, so fantastic that even today
I am sometimes myself assailed by a feeling of unreality.
- Robert E. Howard

Well, in features, and in writing especially,
it's often the style of the writer comes in.
- Kurt Loder

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
- Horace

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

Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions -
and some are -
attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

People say my music is English.
I don't know what it is.
Maybe it's not me writing English music,
but that English music is becoming more like me.
- Harrison Birtwistle

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 did some writing and bought a book,
and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.
- Dustin Hoffman

I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things,
but writing was always first.
It's a kind of pain I can't do without.
- Robert Penn Warren

I started writing movie scripts.
They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when
they were finished because they were simple copies
of the films I saw in childhood.
- Manuel Puig

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

I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings.
Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R.
Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
- Carl Barks

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

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

Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights,
but you can make the whole trip that way.
- E. L. Doctorow

If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives,
that's more than just entertainment-which is what we
writers all struggle to do,
to touch people.
- Dean Koontz

My job is writing.
I get paid to do it.
When was the last time you heard someone challenge
a doctor for making money off of cancer?
- Joyce Maynard

I love opera, I love writing for the voice,
I love telling stories with music.
- Anthony Davis

When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death.
When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life.
- Ralph Peters

Writing and telling are almost the same,
the way I do it.
- Daniel Pinkwater

I think the writing of literature should give pleasure.
What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics.
It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.
- Stephen Greenblatt

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

Learn your instrument.
Be honest.
Don't do anything phony.
There is so much crap floating around.
There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing.
- Christine McVie

Even this vein of writing is so foreign to me that I am amazed.
- David O. Selznick

I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child
when another mother came up to me.
Have you found work yet? she asked.
Or are you still just writing?
- Anne Tyler

I have always been a writer of letters,
and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing
a book in the form of letters,
I knew that I could do it quickly and easily.
- Laurence Housman

Luckily, in my case, I have managed,
by writing,
to do the one thing that I always wanted to do.
- Jonathan Coe

I don't like writing essays or theory.
- Adrian Mitchell

Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning.
- James McBride

I'm writing a book.
I've got the page numbers done.
- Steven Wright

One of the most attractive things about writing your
autobiography is that you're not dead.
- Joseph Barbera

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as
much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
- Booker T. Washington

Writing songs is super intimate.
It's a bit like getting naked.
- Gwen Stefani

Writing on a contract for a major studio you get the very best.
- Terry Southern

Writing good ads is easy when you have something to say.
- Roy H. Williams

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

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

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

I'm supposed to be taking time off.
But I'm still writing and I have this Gap advert lined up.
- Joss Stone

I was uncomfortable writing fiction.
My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
- Alain de Botton

I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of
literacy through reading and writing.
I wrote a book of short stories.
- Tom T. Hall

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


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