Quotes and sayings about tag  #writing

Quotes and sayings about tag  writing

385 Quotes

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.

Abigail Adams

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.

Agatha Christie

There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.

Agatha Christie

The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.

Alan Dean Foster

I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.

Alexandre Dumas

What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.

Alfred Hitchcock

We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter

Allen Ginsberg

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

Anaïs Nin

We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.

Anthony Burgess

Writers write while dreamers procastinate.

Besa Kosova

A story isn't a charcoal sketch, where every stroke lies on the surface to be seen. It's an oil painting, filled with layers that the author must uncover so carefully to show its beauty.

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Try looking at your mind as a wayward puppy that you are trying to paper train. You don't drop-kick a puppy into the neighbor's yard every time it piddles on the floor. You just keep bringing it back to the newspaper.

Anne Lamott

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.

Annie Proulx

10 Steps to Becoming a Better WriterWrite.Write more.Write even more.Write even more than that.Write when you don’t want to.Write when you do.Write when you have something to say.Write when you don’t.Write every day.Keep writing.

Brian Clark

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

Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?

Cornelia Funke

Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.

Criss Jami

Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story.

Daphne du Maurier

Chase your dreams until you catch them...and then dream, catch, and dream again!

Dee Marie

I am simply of the opinion that you cannot be taught to write. You have to spend a lifetime in love with words.

Craig Claiborne

When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.

Criss Jami

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly

If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.

David Mitchell

A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.

David Sedaris

A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.

Diane Setterfield

Perhaps if I make myself write I shall find out what is wrong with me.

Dodie Smith

Nothing's a better cure for writer's block than to eat ice cream right out of the carton.

Don Roff

I hate writing, I love having written.

Dorothy Parker

If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.

Dorothy Parker

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