Writing Quotes

Writing Quotes

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” 
 Douglas Adams

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
 Maya Angelou

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 
 Ernest Hemingway

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” 
 Madeleine L'Engle

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“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” 
 Toni Morrison

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” 
 Stephen King

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” 
 Sylvia Plath

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“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” 
 Ray Bradbury

“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.

Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.” 

 William Faulkner

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” 
 E.L. Doctorow

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” 
 Anton Chekhov

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“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” 
 Philip Pullman

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” 
 Louis L'Amour

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” 
 Anne Frank

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.” 
 Neil Gaiman

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. ” 
 Joss Whedon

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“You can make anything by writing.” 
 C.S. Lewis

“A word after a word after a word is power.” 
 Margaret Atwood

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.” 
 Isaac Asimov

“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” 
 Jack London

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“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” 
 Ana├»s Nin

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” 
 John Steinbeck

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” 
 Thomas Mann

Writing Quotes

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” 

 Albert Camus

“I hate writing, I love having written.” 
 Dorothy Parker

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
― Albert Einstein

"Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer."
― Ray Bradbury

"Get it down. take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good."
― William Faulkner

Writing Quotes