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40 Writing Quotes

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.

John Jakes Quotes

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Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call.

Liz Carpenter Quotes

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Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...

Lawrence Clark Powell Quotes

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I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean

Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

E. L. Doctorow Quotes

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Write without pay until somebody offers to pay

Mark Twain Quotes

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Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.

Ivern Ball Quotes

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Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.

Nadine Gordimer Quotes

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Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.

Don Delillo Quotes

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I lived to write, and wrote to live

Samuel Rogers Quotes

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I don't like to write, but I love to have written

Michael Kanin Quotes

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Writing eases my suffering... writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.

Gao Xingjian Quotes

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I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.

Joan Didion Quotes

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Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

E. L. Doctorow Quotes

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I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.

Beryl Pfizer Quotes

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The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock - shock is a worn-out word - but astonish.

Terry Southern Quotes

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Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it

Octavia Butler Quotes

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Writing is thinking on paper.

William Zinsser Quotes

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If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average

Derek Walcott Quotes

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Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Gene Fowler Quotes

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Writing only leads to more writing.

Sidonie Gabrielle Quotes

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