Quotes tagged with writing (61 quotes found)

Douglas Adams
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
humor  deadlines  humour  work  writing  # 73
Maya Angelou
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
J.D. Salinger
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
writing  good  # 181
Madeleine L'Engle
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.
Toni Morrison
If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
books  writing  # 203
Stephen King
If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
writing  reading  # 288
Virginia Woolf
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
writing  women  freedom  # 371
Mark Twain
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
humor  writing  # 429
Jack Kerouac
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
writing  simplicity  dharma  # 597
Lloyd Alexander
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
Saul Bellow
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
Sylvia Plath
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.
writing  # 657
Mark Twain
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
writing  # 686
Anaïs Nin
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Robert Frost
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
writing  reading  # 704