Quotation Explorer - 'Write'

I write because there are things in me that cannot die. - Sanober Khan
The only way to get the ending you want is to write your own story. - Ashley Ford
Someone has to write all those stories: why not me? - Elizabeth Gilbert
If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of, use a pen-name for that. - Dean Koontz
Being a writer means you write not only for yourself- but for others as well. That's what makes a writer a writer. - This is my own quote
We write the history of our time. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to. - Carl Van Doren
If I didn't know the ending of a story, I wouldn't begin. I always write my last lines, my last paragraph first, and then I go back and work towards it. I know where I'm going. I know what my goal is. And how I get there is God's grace. - Katherine Anne Porter
If you you write with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. - Neil Gaiman
Oh, he was a decent-enough high school student, good grades and well-liked, but his test scores were nothing to write home about. He might as well have Christmas-treed the math test. - Thomas Christopher Greene
You are giving me words to write a song and that's even better than butterflies. - Noone
Everyday you have a new chapter to write about your journey of life. As you write that chapter do it so well such that if others read it, you would still be proud of yourself. - Gugu Mona
I find that writing is as magical as the genre I write in. When the story comes alive and takes over, it's truly a journey to another world. - K.M. Randall
If you wish to be a writer– then write, and don’t allow anyone to tell you that you’re on the ‘wrong’ path. You know where you’re going, and each word you write gets you a step closer. - M. Kirin
My fingers burn behind the keys of my typewriter, the lettering fading with every thoughtful strike. The many words I write I dare not stall; my mind perpetually alert for my magnum opus call. - A.K. Kuykendall
Why do I write? Out of fear. Out of fear that the memory of the people I write about might go lost. Out of fear that the memory of myself might get lost. Or even just to be shielded by a story, to slip inside a story and stop being recognizable, controllable, subject to blackmail. - Fabrizio de André
The writer doesn’t write for the reader. He doesn’t write for himself, either. He writes to serve…something. Somethingness. The somethingness that is sheltered by the wings of nothingness those exquisite, enveloping, protecting wings. - Joy Williams
Write for impact first, money second. If you do it the other way around, you’ll end up with less of either. - Don Roff
Not everyone who knows how to write can be a writer. Not everyone who knows two languages can be a translator. - Nataly Kelly
In that moment, Dan was reminded why he wanted to write in the first place. It was the same reason anybody does anything -- to impress women.(Jeremy Goodwin, Sports Night) - Aaron Sorkin
The grace of writing is upon me.I love writing. I write daily. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Want to turn your dream in idea? Then write how wonderful it is with all the details. But never forget to plan step by step how to make it a reality. Dream without action does not produce results. - Da Anunciação Marco
The only way to live several lives in one lifespan is to write stories. - Vishwas Mudagal
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. - Emily Dickinson
I write because sometimes I feel I cannot breathe...until I do. - Karris Callahan
Write a little. Read a little. Dick around on the internet. Post something to Pinterest or Facebook. Text a friend. Write some more. Curse it because it's shit. Write some more. Repeat. - Katrina Monroe
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. - Sir Winston Churchill
First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success. - Anne Rice
It was a subtle refinement of God to learn Greek when he wished to write a book and that he did not learn it better. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I couldn't suppress a smile. It was inconceivable that I was here, in a place as extraordinary as the fantasy books Sophie loved. Maybe...just maybe those stories are based on a measure of truth. Maybe one day I'd write our story. - Heather L. L. FitzGerald
Dear Nettie, I don't write to God no more, I write to you. - Alice Walker
If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats. - Eugen Weber
I write to reach eternity - James Jones
I don't write stories, I write characters. - Bhavya Kaushik
Don't write in to ask whether I would prefer Gingrich to Clinton. Ask, rather, whether Clinton prefers Gingrich to you. Go triangulate yourself. - Christopher Hitchens
Not afraid to write about my past to inspire your future - Jordone Branch
Write about fear. Write about pain. Write about heartache and resentment. Nothing worth reading comes from writing what can be said out loud. - Alexandra Cruz
Today is your wright-time. Anything worth writing will be, or has been written already. A great story chooses its writer lest no wright should boast. Just write! If you don't, you will come right in contact with your thoughts someplace soon. - Amah Lambert
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it. - Alvin Toffler
Someday they're gonna write a blues song just for fighters. It'll be for slow guitar, soft trumpet, and a bell.
I write in order to comprehend, not to express myself. - Anna Kamieńska
If you don’t write the book you have to write, everything breaks. - A.M. Homes
Stop beating yourself up over all the days you didn’t work on your story. Focus on what you can do today.Sit down, and write. - M. Kirin
when i write of you, my deari am holding youin the most exquisiteways. - Sanober Khan
Artist paint images unseen, musicians create sounds that emerge from silence, and authors write from a synthetic point of view about a world that can never exist. - Carl Henegan
Read to escape reality . . . Write to embrace it. - Stephanie Connolly
You either have to write or you shouldn't be writing. That's all. - Joss Whedon
The more you read, the more you write, and the more you free yourself to do so, the better writer you will become. - A.D. Posey
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man. - Aristotle
I write because I want to fall in love with love over and over again - Anamika Mishra
So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I'm not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter. - Neil Gaiman
I do believe that characters in novels belong to their writers and their readers pretty equally. I've learned a lot of things about the characters I write from people who read about them. Readers expand them in ways I don't think of and take them to places I can't go. - Ann Brashares
The course of life is unpredictable, no one can write his autobiography in advance. - Rabbi Abraham Heschel
If you write about a place, you need to be right about the place! - Laurence Bradbury
You can’t just write and write and put things in a drawer. They wither without the warm sun of someone else’s appreciation. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Novelists and the literary world play an important part in shaping languages. The Swahili they write influence the readers and their languages. The literary obstacle in Tanzania is not that people do not read, but that they don’t read because there are no interesting writers. - Enock Maregesi
If you're frightened of the countless number of books in the library, you'll never write anything, until you close your eyes and hold the pen. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Always follow your dreams. Never give up. If you have a thought in your mind write it down. If you have a desire in your heart to write, then write. Tell your story. Make a difference. Touch someone’s heart. - S. Sloan
I write because it's a beautiful habit - Anamika Mishra
I like performing because it's direct contact with live people. I write a good deal of the time but that's introspective creation rather than interaction. - Oliver
Some writers need to sink in order to feel what their characters feel; in order to write their characters with the truest feeling possible. Those closest to those writers end up feeling the effects of that process. It takes a strong person to be with an emphatic writer. - Lori Goodwin
A writer is the one who loves to write . . . on and about anything . . . And this clears that I am a writer!! - Anamika Mishra
The desire to write grows with writing. - Desiderius Erasmus
Write as though your life depended on it. - Jill Telford
I write so the endangered thoughts roaming naked and vulnerable through the misty jungles of my mind aren't slain by the guns of practical living. - Kim Krizan
It is almost impossible to write about those moments and feelings of indescribable joy and ecstasy which only a soul can realize. Your silent, pleasant, and blissful presence often gives me those moments. - Debasish Mridha
Ah men,why do you want all this attention?I can write poems for myself, make love to a doorknob if absolutelynecessary. What do you have to offer meI can't find otherwiseexcept humiliation? Which I no longerneed. - Margaret Atwood
If I could sum it up in 50 words, I wouldn't have needed to write a whole novel about it. - Patrick Rothfuss
I don't see how you can write anything of value if you don't offend someone. - Marvin Harris
Life has sadness, joy, beauty, like poetry.So be passionate and write a great story. - Debasish Mridha
I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. - Nikki Giovanni
Just write it,Because it is the next best thing of the world. - Newpostcard
When I write, I don't translate for white readers.... Dostoevski wrote for a Russian audience, but we're able to read him. If I'm specific, and I don't overexplain, then anyone can overhear me. - Toni Morrison
There is nothing to write about, you say. Well then, write and let me know just this - that there is nothing to write about; or tell me in the good old style if you are well. That's right. I am quite well. - Pliny the Younger
My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: when you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip. - Elmore Leonard
I write and that way rid myself of me and then at last I can rest. - Clarice Lispector
As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are. - Quentin Tarantino
Let your writing liberate you. Write with passion to allow your feelings to breathe and enjoy the journey across blank pages. - Amitav Chowdhury
I've never yet run out of ideas what to write about... only out of time to write it in. - Rayne Hall
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. - Tom Schulman
I made a list of things I wanted to do with my life, but it ended up mostly being a list of books I wanted to write - Ellie Rose McKee
The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never write Metropolis for seven cents because I can get the same price for city. I never write policeman because I can get the same money for cop. - Mark Twain
Remind me to write an article on the compulsive reading of news. The theme will be that most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers.
I've given offense by saying I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down. - Robert Frost
A writer writesregardless...even though...notwithstanding...despite...at any rate...anyhow...nevertheless...in the face of...undeterred by...heedless of...and because.The true writer simply continues to write. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I write to understand as much as to be understood. - Elie Wiesel
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself. - Kerouac
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. - Ernest Hemingway
Any person of average intelligence could write a better commentary than he does. He hasn't covered a story in years.
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. - Lawrence Clark Powell
If you only write when inspired, you may be a fairly decent poet, but you'll never be a novelist. - Neil Gaiman
Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow. - Margaret Atwood
Unlike Panic! At The Disco, I write sins AND Tragedies. - Carter Bates
She lives the poetry she cannot write - Larry Wilde
I write of the wish that comes true--for some reason, a terrifying thought. - James M. Cain
A man who wants time to read and write lets the grass grow long. - Sloan Wilson
One Bagatelle, and I’ll raise you a novel, Megan had tweeted back.Writing for tea? Now that would have been a solution for the British empire, Laura returned.Writing for me, Megan had typed.I’ll write you a tea fortune.No deal. I want a novel. September sounds good. - L.L. Barkat
Writing is a lifelong disease. Once contracted, the only prescription is to write constantly in whatever form to express your condition, in whatever construction to carry your words beyond you. - J.R. Tompkins
I write letters to my right brain all the time. They're just little notes. And right brain, who likes to get little notes from me, will often come through within a day or two. - Sue Grafton
If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it. - Earl Wilson
For a writer, life is always too short to write. I will just try my best during what remains of my life. - Cao Yu
To write you dreams of fantasy, is to create fantasy in another's dreams. - Rob Shepherd
Writing is lonely. Until that moment you write your first character and suddenly you have company. - Eliza Green
One of the things I’ve learnt about goals is people will write them or wrong them. - Onyi Anyado
To write a novel, you need an iron butt. - Richard M. Nixon
There's only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that's a writer sitting down to write. - Mignon McLaughlin
I’ve only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I've only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a "serious" novel. - Roman Payne
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity. - John F. Kennedy
The problem with taxation is that authors can't write off whiskey as a business expense. - Bryan Way
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties."(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988) - John Irving
I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself. - J. K. Rowling
It feels great to read but greater to write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Yes, writing comes easy for me and it's also a painful, arduous process. I love writing. I hate writing. I never want to write again, and I want to write all day, everyday. - Tyrone Jaeger
We need to stop trying to get attention by seeing who can scream and cry the loudest. Write something worth reading and your voice will be heard. - Teresa Mummert
I Write books for the little girl in the adult woman who some man told she was not good enough. Let us dismantle the notion that a woman cannot be free with her sexuality or that she needs a man to make her complete. This one is for the little girls with hearts on their sleeves. - Crystal Evans
Writer's block? I've heard of this. This is when a writer cannot write, yes? Then that person isn't a writer anymore. I'm sorry, but the job is getting up in the fucking morning and writing for a living. - Warren Ellis
Write me a creature that thinks as well as a man or better than a man, but not like a man. - John W. Campbell Jr.
it is all very well for you to write simply and the simpler the better. But do not start to think so damned simply. Know how complicated it is and then state it simply. - Ernest Hemingway
I write and read so that I can escape reality, for it is unkind. - Mikaela A. Ingram
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. - Gore Vidal
If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that. - Stephen King
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. - Meister Eckhart
I do not believe that I should only write about what I know but that I should write also of the other. - Felisberto Hernández
A fleeting second on someone's news feed,No dearth of meanings for those who read,Not my stories but 'tis what I think,I say I don't write poems, I just write dreams. - Sanhita Baruah
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin
If you are going to write a book,Make sure it is going to be worth reading . - Book Editor Angelina
She placed her hand on her chest and thought, 'So this is what the poets write about'. - Kamand Kojouri
Write truthfully, write from the heart, and your words will live. - A.D. Posey
I write to remind me of the experiences, fictional or non-fictional, that flows a bit of selfless truths. For the me in the ‘I’, or the me through your eyeballs, it is a serum to separate the lumpiness in my heart. - James Emlund
Part of my soul goes into each quote I write. A book of my quotes can be yours for just $19.99. - Ryan Lilly
If I wouldn't of spent so much time shooting spit wads at my English teacher I'd know how to punctuate good thing I normally write poetry. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
What is the best way to write? Each of us has to discover her own way by writing. Writing teaches writing. No one can tell you your own secret. - Gail Sher
Being the Novelist-in-Residence at a riad hotel in the kasbah of an Arabic North African city is a lot like trying to write one’s memoirs on shreds of napkins in a nuthouse. - Roman Payne
I write because I believe - Anamika Mishra
Write what you love. Fill your pages with the beating of your own heart, the breath from your own lungs. Live through your characters. Let your characters live through you. Then you will love what you write, and others will, too. - Amanda Emerson
A novel must be judged on its merits, not on how hard the journey was to write it. - Johnny Rich
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. - Winston S. Churchill
I write fiction not for my readers and not for myself. I write fiction for the sake of those odd heroic characters that are contained therein. They are counting on me as much as I am counting on them. - Nicholas Trandahl
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. - Benjamin Franklin
For the real writers, every decision is either write or wrong. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Shut up and write. - K.A. Laity
And on this night, the last of its kind before we get married to each other at the stroke of 8 tomorrow in the evening, as I walk towards my bed to call the day off, the last puff of wind brought from a fairy-tale land urges me to write this letter as your girlfriend, for one last time. - Debalina Haldar
The only thing worth thinking about, when I write a story, is whether I like it, whether I want to write it, whether it excites me. - Theodora Goss
I only wish to write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I want to do something splendid… Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead… I think I shall write books. - Louisa May Alcott
I write because I am a writer, not because I want to get anything out of it. - H. Raven Rose
Write quickly and you will never write well; write well, and you will soon write quickly. - Marcus Fabius Quintilianus
If you have a story inside you but don't know where to start, look within and write from the heart, for the heart will never steer you wrong. - Shanda Trofe Write from the Heart
he captured my heart so profoundly, I couldn't even write the words to say. - Nikki Rowe
Write as if Time will erase every word. - Marty Rubin
Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way. - Ray Bradbury
Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory. - Tennessee Williams
Observe your path ahead carefully; see the dangers and the opportunities! By this way you can write your own fate with your own judgements! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I do not put in long hours at the keys - or very seldom. Instead, I snatch time. I write in the crannies of my life. - Julia Cameron
The last thing I have to say is that ice is the past tense of water. I've always wanted to write that sentence and now I have. - Rita Mae Brown
If you cannot sleep, put the sacred energy to use. You can pray, read and write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
As an author, I want to write what I’m inspired to write. Not what my readers want me to write. I feel like the books will ultimately be better if my heart is fully into what I’m writing. - Colleen Hoover
In the summer, we write life’s summary with the slow waves of love flowing over the sandy beach. The slow breeze and the warm sun write our memories. - Debasish Mridha
I must be lean & write & make worlds beside this to live in. - Sylvia Plath
Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance. - Jean Anouilh
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. - George Gordon Byron
When one does a thing, it appears good, otherwise one would not write it. Only later comes reflection, and one discards or accepts the thing. Time is the best censor, and patience a most excellent teacher. - Frédéric Chopin
You can write nothing of value unless you give yourself wholly to the the theme -- and when you so give yourself -- you lose appetite ans sleep -- it cannot be helped -- - Charlotte Brontë
I write out of revenge. - William Goldman
Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either. - Meg Cabot
What difference does it make if you live in a picturesque little outhouse surrounded by 300 feeble minded goats and your faithful dog? The question is: Can you write? - Ernest Hemingway
However, the primary job of a servant of God is to speak or to write words to convict people of God's truth. So, in the speaking or in the writing of words, he witnesses for God. - Richard T. Ritenbaugh
You make me love books and the words inside them, because they talk about you. I know they do, they tell me that I love you, not as cliché as I write it, but in the warmest, deepest, calmest words I could ever read. I love you, like the books say it. And I'll find a better way to say it one day. - Nema Al-Araby
Tickle my heart with your pen. Write me for all to read. Bind our love inside a book. Make me, your poetry. - N'Zuri Za Austin
Write something today that you future self will be proud of. - T.N. Suarez
You're writing every moment in your mind but not putting it down on paper. Write your thoughts; it will be beautiful. - Debasish Mridha
Pound it out, get it done, write every day. No excuses. Kerouac said you can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. Damn straight. You’ll sleep a lot better getting your word count in than another quick Twitter check or keeping up to date on the Kardashians. - Dan Alatorre
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can't write a story until you've felt it. Breathed it in. Walked with your characters. Talked with them. That's why you come here. To live your story. - Angela Banks
I write for the beauty of the printed word"from PREFACE to BIPOLAR BUFFALO - Anthony Antek
When asked, How do you write? I invariably answer, One word at a time. - Stephen King
If I could make money making armpit farts, I would. But since I can't, I teach. And write. - Richard B. Knight
The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much better with a word processor.', I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.' - Roy Blount Jr.
Your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one. - John Steinbeck
I write fiction. It may have mystery, it may have horror, it may have fantasy, it may have love, but like life, it's all the same genre. - Don Roff
We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to. - W. Somerset Maugham
I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness. - Franz Kafka
I write to create a sky where the moon can touch the sun and not get burned. - Jenim Dibie
Only write if you can't not. - Samuel Shem
When people write you off, just start again as if you don't belong to this world and see miracle happening! - Ramana Pemmaraju
To fight discouragement, remind yourself of the basics: I can write.I have the opportunity to do so. I love what I write. Now smile and be thankful. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I write because my imagination won't let me quit. And because I want to read what I wrote and share what I've written. - Mary M. Lund
If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad. - George Gordon Byron
Writers write while dreamers procastinate. - Besa Kosova
You can't write a poem until you live. - Shannon Lynette
Hurry up, because I'm not sure how much more of your sarcasm I can take before I write a book about it. - Taylor Magnuson
I can’t help but to wonder and write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea. - David Belasco
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Your life is a story. Write the one you want to read. - A.D. Posey
I will write one book that will change entire humankind if only you have enough guts to read my previous ones. - Santosh Kalwar
I write to get ideas out of my head - Bobbi Kay
Bring forward what is true. Write it so that it is clear. Defend it to your last breath. - Ludwig Boltzmann
Once you can write an alphabet, you can write a book of 100 million pages. It's just a matter of believing it as possible, and taking the cross millimetre by millimetre. - Israelmore Ayivor
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard."(Interview with NEH chairman Bruce Cole, Humanities, July/Aug. 2002, Vol. 23/No. 4) - David McCullough
I write because I know I am only one to control the world I created in my books. - Anamika Mishra
It’s easy to write a sentence, paragraph, or book. What’s difficult is writing the best sentence, paragraph, or book, you can write. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If you only had a year left to live, what book would you write?Now, write that book. - M. Kirin
If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good - Thornton Wilder
NASA spent millions of dollars inventing the ball-point pen so they could write in space. The Russians took a pencil. - Will Chabot
I read a lot of books. Here are the books I'm using for my 9/11 project. [Wright gestures to three six-foot-long shelves of books.] As I read them I highlight certain passages. Then I have an assistant write down each quote on an index card and note where it came from. - Lawrence Wright
If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write! - Jackie Collins
I write to make sense of my life."-, quoted in _Cheever - A Life_ (2009) by Blake Bailey - John Cheever
I write to fill my mind with the ecstasy of life. - Debasish Mridha
Isn't post-modernism really one big cover-up for the failure of the French to write a truly interesting novel ever since a sports car ate ? John Leonard - Albert Camus
We have the ability to write the blueprint for our own goals, and decide how we want to pursue them. If we allow others to do it for us, we won’t achieve our full potential to be the best we can be. - Ellen J. Barrier
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
Regardless of the popular literary trend of the times, write the thing which lies close to your heart. - Bess Streeter Aldrich
Life is a fairytale if we know how to write the story. - Debasish Mridha
I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five. - George MacDonald
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. - Henry David Thoreau
To paint an image and to write a poem, is to reclaim the dignity and personal joy...it is an invitation for my creative contemplation of an opened mind...it is a storytelling venture on a blank page of paper and white canvases...it is reclaiming my life. - Isabella Koldras, Reclaiming my Life.
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. - Henry David Thoreau
I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket. - Ernest Hemingway
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As Harvard Business School professor Peter Bregman advises, 'Don't write a book, write a page...Don't expect to be a great manager in your first six months, just try to set expectations well. - Shawn Achor
Deadlines help me, but my muse hates them. My muse functions in fits and starts, and tends to take very long vacations. Deadlines are like a hot poker to his ass. They force us both to sit down and write, which is what it takes to do this. - Alistair Cross
I know gray areas too well. I write for silent audiences. - Antonia Perdu
when i'm reading the bible its feels like im the one who write it. - iloveyouliketheocean
Write what you like; there is no other rule. - O. Henry
I write because I'm afraid to say some things out loud. - Gordon Atkinson
GOD Forgave you and GOD forgave me so you and I need to always forgive those who offend us and curse us and speak and write lies about us. - Errol Anthony Smythe.
If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write. - Hugh Prather
There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. - Shannon L. Alder
It takes a heap of loafing to write a book. - Gertrude Stein
If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them. - George Orwell
Should you care to write (and only the saints know why you should) you must needs have knowledge and art and magic - the knowledge of the music of words, the art of being artless, and the magic of loving your readers. - Kahil Gibran
You write once and you can call yourself a writer, but it takes three novels before you can call yourself a novelist. The first two could have just been lucky. One day, I will finish my third, and one day, I will be a novelist. - Michael Kroft
If you write anything with using same color of ink on same colors page.Then don't blame eyes for not able to read. - Yaganesh Derasari
I like you but you mightn't feel the same way about me, and I wouldn't blame you. To save us both from any awkward moments I've figured out an easy way to do this. Nod if you're even slightly interested in getting to know me. Write a ten page explanation if you're not. - Bill Condon
Just Because I Write About Horror, And The Supernatural, Etc...Doesn't Mean I Am A Monster Or A Bad Person. - Chris Mentillo
Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the Universe. - Kurt Vonnegut
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
I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live. - Françoise Sagan
Three out of every one hundred people set goals. Even fewer write them down… You can be someone who does have goals—A Goal Getter! - Beverly K. Bachel
I dropped my hoe and ran into the house and started to write this poem, '.’ It began as a celebration of wild geese. Eventually the geese flew out of the poem, but I like to think they left behind the sound of their beating wings. Stanley Kunitz - End of Summer
I am telling you what I know—words have music and if you are a musician you will write to hear them. - E.L. Doctorow
When I began to write fiction that I knew would be published as science fiction, [and] part of what I brought to it was the critical knowledge that science fiction was always about the period in which it was written. - William Gibson
At least one study of blocked writers has found that they were more productive and more creative when they were essentially forced to write instead of scribbling only when the mood struck them. - Daniel Akst
I'm the first to admit that I don't write right. Now, relax and enjoy the show! The sideshow, that is. - Lori R. Lopez
If you're selfish enough to kill yourself write your suicide note on the back of your will - Stanley Victor Paskavich
I have female friends that get mails from publishers that read 'Hey. I heard you write about sex. This is a very popular topic now'. - Martijn Benders
There are more writers who read than readers who write. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Take the time to write. You can do your life's work in half an hour a day. - Robert Hass
Don't be so impatient in finding love; take your time & allow the Lord to write that special love story for you. Otherwise you'll be busy reading the back of the book. - Surgeo Bell
You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world. - Ray Bradbury
My God, if I had a heart, I would write my hate on ice, and wait for the sun to show. - Gabriel García Márquez
As an author, I breathe life into each and every character within the stories that I write. But it is the reader who gives them their souls. - Scott Borgman
Remember if you write, write, write, you can never be wrong."--- Author of Flotsam - Stephanie Skeem
I write to taste life twice; to savour the flavour of sweet times gone by, or spit out the bitterness before it multiplies. - Aisha Mirza
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. - Edward Gibbon
To write as if your life depended on it; to write across the chalkboard, putting up there in public the words you have dredged; sieved up in dreams, from behind screen memories, out of silence-- words you have dreaded and needed in order to know you exist. - Adrienne Rich
Write about the beauty of rainbows and the glint of reflected light that can enlighten readers' minds. - Debasish Mridha
When that little clock on my wall says Olaotan! Olaotan!! Olaotan!!! It’s half past time to write, I only have three things at my disposal: A pen, A piece of paper, and a crowded mind. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
Be creative! Write, sing, dance, paint, whatever you do, make something for your Maker! - Marja Meijers
It's so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. - Anna Quindlen
I write because I have to; because I wouldn't know what to do with my hands if I didn't. - Angeline Trevena
Write what you know best. If you can't survive a cross-examination from a lawyer on the subject, you won't survive an interview with a journalist or anchorperson." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications. - Linda F. Radke
Who am I? I'm just a writer. I write things down. I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure, I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallow glass, but that comes later. - Richard Siken
And the next time I reach for my pen,it won’t be to write about you again.The sun will feel warm on my skin once more,and I will get drunk on the colors of the skyinstead of tasting hangovers dripping from strangers’ lips. - Sade Andria Zabala
When one heated exchange (in English) led a commenter to write "Go fuck yourself!" in Lojban, it turned into a lengthy discussion of why he hadn't said what he meant to say, and what the proper Lojban expression for the sentiment might be. - Arika Okrent
Two easy steps to be a good writer:1. Don't write what everyone is writing.2. Write what everyone is trying to write. - Himanshu Chhabra
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. - Ernest Hemingway
Write before the sun comes up. - A.D. Posey
Don't judge it. Just write it. Don't judge it. It's not for you to judge it.Interview in Esquire Magazine 10/10 - Philip Roth
If we write our dreams and goals down, we dramatically increase our odds of realization. If we share them with others, they become potent and alive. - Kristin Armstrong
You tend to become like that, what you like and respect. Write down your goals and take action to make them happen. Expect the best and work for the best. Devote yourself to making your life blossom for success. - Mark F. LaMoure
When you write by hand, you don't have the excessive freedom of a computer. When I write down something, I have to be serious about it. I have to ask myself, "Is this necessary at this point in the book? - Pat Conroy
Dedication. DEDICATION. That is the only way to become a writer. Write every day. Write until your fingers bleed, your eyes bleed, your soul bleeds. From that blood, stories are born. It's worth it. - Belle DiMonté
You could write the best book in the world but if nobody knows about it, it is nothing - Brandon Reece Taylor
Write something simple like water, it will have the power to change you and the world. - Debasish Mridha
When I sit down to write I actually ask myself, 'Who do you want to be today?' - Richelle E. Goodrich
If you're a writer, write. And always strive for excellence. - Linda W. Yezak
You will need seed money, so begin saving for your book. Don’t give up. Also, write down the ideas that you have right away so you don’t lose them. - Soraya Diase Coffelt
Hurting the person who hurt you won't heal your pain. Let them go. Karma will deal with them you don't have to write the script for the universe. - Paula Heller Garland
Give someone a book, they'll read for a day. Teach someone how to write a book, they'll experience a lifetime of paralyzing self doubt. - Lauren DeStefano
While what I write is always largely consistent with the records that remain I freely admit that where historical fact proves a barrier to invention, I simply move a detail a little one way or another. - Sara Sheridan
I don't write about what I know: I write in order to find out what I know. - Patricia Hampl
Why hasn't someone lassoed a few teenagers and had them sit down and write out all the supposed answers they have so we can solve the world's problems already? - Richelle E. Goodrich
Sometimes, I feel able to write lines about my life and about how I do feel everyday in such a huge book, but sometimes I either prefer to write one word that describe it or just to say nothing at all. - Sarah Keddar
Every poem I write falls short in some important way. But I go on trying to write the one that won’t. - Dorianne Laux
We write until we find our way. Then the real fun begins. - A.D. Posey
I don't write to escape reality, but to show others how to better embrace it. ~ KAL - Keturah Lamb
Writing doesn’t get easier with experience. The more you know, the harder it is to write. - Tim O'Brien
Words I write... go through my mind, like tasting fine wine on the lips. - Jennifer Webb
Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. - Bible
If you have not done things worthy of being written about, at least write things worthy of being read. - Giacomo Casanova
My writing, it’s my way of making sense of everything. My way to feel whole. May I never be complete and may I never feel content please, let me always have the need, always have the urge to write. - Charlotte Eriksson
Only write a story that only you can write. - Alysha Speer
I read, write and create. I must lose myself in work, so that there is no space for the other/anything else. - Patricia Highsmith
I gave her love she gave me words to write - RazaZaidi
Never fails. Every new book I write seems impossible, writes like I'm typing from dictation, edits like I didn't write it, and finishes like I couldn't possibly have written it. - Kris Rafferty
Four great adventures; read, learn, write and travel. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Just write what YOU want to write; how YOU want to write it! - K.D. Faerydae
Critics write out of intellectual exercise, not poets. Poets write straight from the heart. - Erica Jong
Life tells you many stories... but allows you to write your own.Its your job to make it good" - Victor Ghoshe
Previously, when I began to write this tale, I set out by saying that Mlle. Claude was a whore. She is a whore, of course, and I'm not trying to deny it, but what I say now is--if Mlle. Claude is a whore then what name shall I find for the other women I know? - Henry Miller
Sitting to think of what to write will only set your ass on fire, give you headache, twist your face to look stupid, instead, walk around with a blank mind and something from somewhere will fill it up. - Michael Bassey Johnson
If anything viewed as negative has happened on your journey thus far, turn the page, create a new chapter, and write your own positive story. Then, bless humanity with the wisdom you have gained by traveling through the experience. - Molly Friedenfeld
Do you have to do murder?Do we have to do murder? Sure we have to do murder. There are only two subjects--a woman's chastity, and murder. Nobody's interested in chastity any more. Murder's all we got to write stories about. - Leslie Ford
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. - Saul Bellow
I write because I can remember and to keep those memories alive. I write for pleasure. I write because I must. - F.M. Burgett
You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be. - Charlotte Eriksson
What a man Balzac would have been if he had known how to write. - Gustave Flaubert
You are the writer of your life story; so don’t forget to write the best one. - Debasish Mridha
The space where I write is in my head, I suppose. - Sara Sheridan
If you can write each day, do it, and meet a quota. Minimum 350 words a day. A baboon can do 350 words a day. Don’t be shown up by a baboon - James Scott Bell
I write about romance and passion to savour love twice, in the moment and in retrospect. - Angeline M. Bishop
I do not write with ease, nor am I ever pleased with anything I write. And so I rewrite. - Margaret Mitchell
I don't write for a living. I live to write. - Marwa Ayad
Write what you want, everything else is gravy - Padraic Gyatt
You have to follow your own voice. You have to be yourself when you write. In effect, you have to announce, 'This is me, this is what I stand for, this is what you get when you read me. I'm doing the best I can - buy me or not - but this is who I am as a writer. - David Morrell
All we can do is write, but its up to the reader to decide if we wrote masterpieces or empty silliness, and there is nothing you can do till another reader says different. - Uma Nnenna
If you want to be a writer, you have to write every day... You don't go to a well once but daily. You don't skip a child's breakfast or forget to wake up in the morning... - Walter Mosley
I don't just write books. I climb inside and live there. - Aurora Whittet
Why I write music? Because it hurts not to. - Charlotte Eriksson
When Life teaches you a lesson, write it down and use it ASAP. Many destinies have failed because of lack of attention to important details. - Asuni LadyZeal
My next option is to only write a list of the books I like, but then again, I don’t read a book I don’t like so it doesn’t solve any of my problems. - Genesis Quihuis
You ask me why I write. You might as well ask me why I breathe. I need oxygen to feed my body and ink to feed my soul. - Bryce Main
Write and create a blue sky Forever with joy where I can fly. - Debasish Mridha
My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action. - Shannon L. Alder
I write because, as wonderful as life is - and it is truly wonderful - it isn't enough. It does not, for example, contain dragons. I find this unsatisfactory. So I read. And I write. - Laini Taylor
Why do you write strong female characters?Because you're still asking me that question. - Joss Whedon
I write every day whether somebody pays me or not. I write every day whether or not self-doubt is kicking my ass. It's what writers must do. - Don Roff
I write because I want to inspire people and help them live a sorted life - Anamika Mishra
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. - Mark Twain
If you don't write, then read. - Sylvia L'Namira
What I write is different from what I say, what I say is different from what I think, what I think is different from what I ought to think and so it goes further into the deepest darkness. - Franz Kafka
I wrote her story because she wanted to live forever and I loved her far more with every word, too much! Even in death her life sought out beauty, for her moments were consumed with love and I could never write such a story without her stars flaming in my heart. - Robert M. Drake
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The more I write, the less I understand why. - Marty Rubin
IF you wish to be a writer then don't wait until you write the "great American novel" for they aren't written they are created. If you don't write at all you won't know how "great" that simple book can be. - Shiree McCarver
I was asked once why I write poetry. I said, why do you breath? - Shannon Lynette
Hey, I write fiction. I just make this stuff up, unless I get my hands on some good juicy truth. You know the kind I'm talking about ... that stranger-than variety. - Dick Peterson
I write because I want to give strength to myself - Anamika Mishra
I write not for the sake of glory. Not for the sake of fame. Not of the sake of success. But for the sake of my soul. - Rachel Scott
Whoever has no house now, will never have one. Whoever is alone will stay alone, will sit, read, write long letters through the evening, and wander on the boulevards, up and down, restlessly, while dry leaves are blowing. - Rainer Maria Rilke
...so I think writers are made and not born. But what you choose to write is buried so deeply inside it's like lodestones inside you and sooner or later you come near something that you're supposed to be doing with your life and it's like a magnet. It attracts. - Stephen King
People like me write because otherwise we are pretty inarticulate. Our articulation is our writing. - William Trevor
I can't think of anything to write about except families. They are a metaphor for every other part of society. - Anna Quindlen
We wonder to write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Don’t ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out - Charles Bukowski
Writing and achieving your goals is not failure, not having a goal to write in the first place is the start of failure. - Onyi Anyado
I am pushing you, even if it’s off a cliff, to create. Write that book, that song; pore over the concept of redecorating your life. I meet people all the time who say they’re not creative. Bullshit, motherfuckers, you are creative. - Nikki Sixx
My goal is to write every day. I say it is my ideal. I am careful not to pass judgment or create anxiety if I do not do it. No one lives up to his ideal. - Natalie Goldberg
The element of craftsmanship in poetry is obscured by the fact that all men are taught to speak and most to read and write, while very few men are taught to draw or paint or write music. - W.H. Auden
Authors do not choose a story to write, the story chooses us. - Richard P. Denney
Whenever I die, Please do not write 'r.i.p' next to my name. - Andrea L'Artiste
Not everyone will like what you write but there's a certain group who'll love what you write. Keep WRITING for them. - David Chuka
Write or perish in the banality of mediocrity! - Thomas K. Matthews
I write, as far as I can tell, because writing is a black sheep sibling of prayer, an urgent struggle against a bad connection, intent, hopeful, innocent, never quite good enough. - Kirk Wilson
From space this Earth is incandescent with abominations - the gods write their signature in our entrails - Steve Aylett
I write what I want to read. If I were to write what I know, I'd be staring at a blank page forever. - R.J. Dennis
If we can't write diversity into sci-fi, then what's the point? You don't create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones. - Jane Espenson
They want to knowwho I write these poems for.Tell them it's for all loversbecause I don’t see a differencebetween our loveand their love. - Kamand Kojouri
The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish. - Virgil Thomson
I shall write peace upon your wings,and you shall fly around the worldso that children will no longer haveto die this way. - Teshima Yusuke 手島悠介
Each write the story of your life, so try writing the best you can. - Kat Unda
You won't write, won't ya??I just focus on the negative! - Deyth Banger
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. - English Proverb
You cannot write your character until you know how he or she thinks, until you know what their philosophy is in the world that they occupy. - Don Roff
If that poem idea is in your head NOW, write it down. Right now. Or lose it. For when it's gone, it's gone forever... - Nick Armbrister
Life is a book. Read it. But do not forget to write yours. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If you can read, write and think, you have liberated yourself from any darkness into the wonderful light. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You can read in the space of a coffin, and you can write in the space of a toolshed meant for mowers and spades. - Annie Dillard
When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth. - Kurt Vonnegut
When you're writing what you love, it's the most fun you can have with your clothing still on, unless of course, you write naked. - Don Roff
It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write. - Sinclair Lewis
This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out. - Hortense Calisher
And I go home having lost her love. And write this book. - Jack Kerouac
I write almost always in the third person, and I don't think the narrator is male or female anyway. They're both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human - they're sprites. - Philip Pullman
A true writer should be able to write about any color. It's the story they tell that should affect people, not the race. - Dee Dee M. Scott
Write as if life has no meanings without writing. - Debasish Mridha
I don't think I've ever dared to write down what I see in the ruins of me, or tell in any detail the scars and all their secrets. - Ashly Lorenzana
If you want to see the consequences of ideas, write a story. If you want to see the consequences of belief, write a story in which somebody is acting on the ideas or beliefs that she has. - Charles Baxter
It is well to write love letters. There are certain things for which it is not easy to ask your mistress face to face, like money for instance.
It’s a great day to write a best-seller. - Buffy Andrews
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. - Benjamin Disraeli
Sit and quiet yourself. Luxuriate in a certain memory and the details will come. Let the images flow. You'll be amazed at what will come out on paper. I'm still learning what it is about the past that I want to write. I don't worry about it. It will emerge. It will insist on being told. - Frank McCourt
My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call. - Cathy Guisewite
Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities. - Pablo
It feels good read but greater to write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. - Samuel Goldwyn
I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual - Virginia Woolf
Most people assume I write at night because of the kind of books I write, but I can shut out the light with my mind. - Carla H. Krueger
Write what should not be forgotten. - Isabel Allende
Writers live in the world to write the sacred words. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Still, truth is how I remember it now. In a way, I am changing the past from my desk here in the future as I write. It always happens like this. This is how we all tell our story. - J.D. Radke
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. - Mark Twain
I want to lay under the blanket of sky and laugh while the stars wink and we write our story. - A.D. Posey
I have to live the content, then come back and write about it. - Heather Armstrong
I write to find out what I'm talking about. - Edward Albee
You write your books. You scatter your seeds. Rats might eat them, or they might rot. In California, some seeds lie dormant for decades because they only germinate after fire, and sometimes the burned landscape blooms most lavishly. - Rebecca Solnit
Write a lot and hit the streets. A writer who doesn't keep up with what's out there ain't gonna be out there. - Toni Cade Bambara
Don't write to sell, write to tell. - Jonas Eriksson
If you want to be a writer, then write. - I. Marlene King
Entrepreneur, don't just read history, write it so people can see the future in the present. - Onyi Anyado
It feels good to read book. But it is grander to write book. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It was as important to live poetically as to write poems. - James Broughton
There's always something to write about. If there's not then you need to live life more aggressively. - Min Kim
You can't think yourself out of a writing block, you have to write yourself out of a thinking block. - John Rogers
Write a page a day and you'll have a complete novel in year. - Harry Whittington
Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write. - Robert Penn Warren
Write like it matters, and it will. - Libba Bray
I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I'm the kind of person who embarks on an endless leapfrog down the great moral issues. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation. - Tom Stoppard
I am no blank slate for love to write on.My heart has walls marred with cracks,bloodstains, and bullet holes;graffitied over by past lovers. - John Mark Green
It's 1am, I have fiction to write! - C.S. Woolley
I'm not a big fan of inspiration. I'm too old to sit and wait for the muse to give me a little kiss... I write a lot, and I'm not afraid to make mistakes or to write badly. I can alsways fix something weak and dull. But I can't fix a blank page. - Ron Koertge
Think it. Write it. Sell it. - Dee J. Adams
I write, write and write but I can't find words that define what I feel inside. - Azereth Skivel
BLANK-VERSE, n. Unrhymed iambic pentameters -- the most difficult kind of English verse to write acceptably; a kind, therefore, much affected by those who cannot acceptably write any kind. - Ambrose Bierce
Writing is Amazing!When I write I am empowered by my thoughts, entertained by my imagination, and enlightened by my wisdom. - Theresa Lewis
I write about love all the time, what a tragedy those stories turn into. - Turcois Ominek
I like to read and write because it is the ONLY thing that takes my mind off of the real world and my spinning worries. It is a time I can be free of anxiety, worry, and stress. When my life gets hectic I HAVE to read and write or I'll drown. - Shandy L. Kurth
The voices in my head wouldn't shut up, so I let them write their story. - Shandy L. Kurth
Love leads us to write poetry because love improves our hearing; like prayer, poetry is every bit as much about listening as it is about speaking. To 'get' the poem is to hear the eloquence of the silence that it calls forth through its manifestation of love. - David Patterson
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness. - Kate DiCamillo
If you don't read you will have nothing to write. - Debasish Mridha
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author. - Charles Caleb Colton
In order really to write one has to sink deep into the self and become lost there. - John Banville
Writing is my passion. It’s in my blood like a talent is. Like dancing, or singing, or drawing, I write. I can never stop writing. It helps me to express everything I’m afraid to talk about out loud when I need to say it the most. It’s my pacifier in a way... - Melissa C. Hamilton
To be a writer you have to write -- and no academic degree is going to do the writing for you. - Michelle Richmond
Thinking before writing how I feel. That's how I'm able to write all the lies and wrongs. How else can one write something like a fake smile ? - Muhammad Faizan Khan.
Interest is never enough. If it doesn't haunt you, you'll never write it well. What haunts and obsesses you may, with luck and labour, interest your readers. What merely interests you is sure to bore them. (from Workbook) - Steven Heighton
People who write fiction, if they had not taken it up, might have become very successful liars. - Ernest Hemingway
That conversation with the taxi driver suddenly made clear to me the essence of the writer's occupation. We write books because our children aren't interested in us. We address ourselves to an anonymous world because our wives plug their ears when we speak to them. - Milan Kundera
Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. - Thomas Berger
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. - James M. Barrie
My advice would be to write-never to stop writing, to keep it up all the time, to be painstaking about it, to write until you begin to write. - Gabriel Fielding
(W)hat I write when I force myself is generally just as good as what I write when I'm feeling inspired. It's mainly a matter of forcing yourself to write. - Tom Wolfe
It takes great courage to write great books. Find your courage and find your voice. - Kristen Lamb
You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it. - Adrienne Rich
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."[The New Statesman, February 25, 1933] - Cyril Connolly
To write a diary is to make a series of choices about what to omit, what to forget. A memorable sandwich, an unmemorable flight of stairs. A memorable bit of conversation surrounded by chatter that no one records. - Sarah Manguso
We all write stories in our minds, but only few have the courage to put them on paper. - Sabine Shah
I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place. - Raymond E. Feist
If you can read & write then the opportunities are endless, if you just believe in yourself then anything is possible, you can become anyone and do anything, what’s more is, you can take others with you! - Philip L. Moore
I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyeilding calling and my passion. - Elizabeth Reyes
The writer has no responsibility other than to jack off in bed alone and write a good page. - Charles Bukowski
Write down what you want your destiny to be, and in so doing you will live your dreams. - Stephen Richards
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet. - Ludwig van Beethoven
No man can write who is not first a humanitarian - William Faulkner
Never write it in C if you can do it in `awk'; Never do it in `awk' if `sed' can handle it; Never use `sed' when `tr' can do the job; Never invoke `tr' when `cat' is sufficient; Avoid using `cat' whenever possible
I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.['s Venomous Fiction, New York Times, April 19, 1992] - Cormac McCarthy
It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. - Ezra Pound
Write like you speak with the 'rhythms of human speech,' as William Zinsser said, and in as few words as possible. Use action verbs to carry water. - Sandra E. Lamb
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
There was a young woman named Jenny, Whose limericks weren't worth a penny. Her rhythm and rhyme Were perfectly fine But whenever she tried to write any, She always had one line too many. - Anonymous
Your first book is the only one that matters. Perhaps a writer should write only that one. That is the one moment when you make the big leap; the opportunity to express yourself is offered that once, and you untie the knot within you then or never again. - Italo Calvino
Story always tells us more than the mere words, and that is why we love to write it, and to read it. - Madeleine L'Engle
Write when you least feel like it,Because that's when you write best. - Nema Al-Araby
I don’t want to write a book which will bring me fame for just an hour. I will try to write something which may not be very popular but it may last forever. - Debasish Mridha
Do you think you’re not ‘ready’ to start that big story idea/project you’ve been thinking about forever?Jump in. Write anyway. The only way to make the impossible a reality is to take a leap of faith. - M. Kirin
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for. - Alice Walker
If I could do it all again, I would start three hundred years ago, and write twice as fast. - Peter James West
I write because I always want good to win over evil - Anamika Mishra
Write the ending first and then you'll know before the opening sentence that it's going to be a good book. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge. - Napoleon Hill
Too many writers are trying to write with too shallow an education. Whether they go to college or not is immaterial...a good writer needs a sense of the history of literature to be successful as a writer. - James Kisner
Be kind and considerate with your criticism... It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book. - Malcolm Cowley
Stop talking about it and just WRITE! - C.K. Webb
Until you begin to write, then you see wonders. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity. - John F. Kennedy
To write what you think is to think what you write. Leave those of hollow to their dust. They are but sorry things. - D.A. Botta
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
Do you suffer when you write? I don't at all. Suffer like a bastard when don't write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing. - Ernest Hemingway
Let me tell you one thing about why writers write: had I known the answer to any of these questions I would never have needed to write a novel - Joan Didion
The story is always better than your ability to write it. - Robin McKinley
Write against patterns. Go against the devils. Write what you never write. Lie. Validate what you don’t validate. Indulge what you don’t like. Wallow in it. Write the opposite of what you always write, think, speak. Do everything against the grain! - Deena Metzger
We write by the light of every story we have ever read. - Richard Peck
Tonight, It's not about You, Tonight It's about Me,It's about How Your absence, troubles me,It's about How i hide all of this Hurt .Tonight it's not about Love, Tonight it's about separations,it's about How i write, to remember You,it's about How i remember You, through all of Myself . - Syed Murtaza Haroon
Being able to write becomes a kind of shield, a way of hiding, a way of too instantly transforming pain into honey. - John Updike
So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence. - Flannery O'Connor
When I Find Myself in A Depressed State, I Try and Write to Feel Better. However, If Writing Doesn't Work, Then You Can Almost Always Catch Me Watching Cartoons on Television, Like Scooby-Dooby-Do or The Munster’s. Unfortunately, I Am Watching These Programs Nearly Every Day. - Chris Mentillo
When I try to write in English, I feel like a bird without wings still trying to fly. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes you can write about a character's day in under a minute and sometimes it takes a day just to write about a minute. - Jennifer v Clancy
Write your dreams in journal,note book, card or on a cork. When you pen down your dreams, an a inner strength and divine power is activated for your to work towards the fulfillment of your dreams. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If you can still write in spite of the fact that you're not getting paid, that nobody cares about what you're writing, that nobody wants to publish it, that everybody is telling you to do something else, and you still want to and you still enjoy it and you can't stop doing it...then you're a writer. - Joanne Harris
I really do feel like I was born to write and tell stories. - Christopher Barzak
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity. - George Ade
For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name, He marks-not that you won or lost- But how you played the game. - Grantland Rice
We know nothing about motivation. All we can of is write books about it. - Peter Drucker
Is it not enough to dip your tongue into my soul and write poetry? - Evelyn Lielou Colon
Write until your fingers break. It may be the cure for everything. - Kelly O'Connor McNees
Now, as we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next. - Mie Hansson
And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. - Book of Mormon
we do not write as we want but as we can - W. Somerset Maugham
Until you know who you are you can’t write. - Salman Rushdie
I find that is the best way to write during emotional scenes...put yourself and your emotions in every single word.- - Nina Jean Slack
We write about love like we should be bound in padded rooms. - Kevin Fuller
I read to learn from the greats but I write to compete with them. - Jazmin Anguiano
After being turned down by numerous publishers, he decided to write for posterity. - George Ade
I'm not into writing many more books or more pages. My goal is to increase the value of each sentence I write. And for that, I have to just erase my past and bring only forward what matches the new me, things I can easily rewrite and adapt to my new perspective. - Robin Sacredfire
I write because I hate. A lot. Hard. - William H. Gass
When composing a verse let there not be a hair's breath separating your mind from what you write; composition of a poem must be done in an instant, like a woodcutter felling a huge tree or a swordsman leaping at a dangerous enemy. - Bashō Matsuo
All the time I'm not writing I feel like a criminal. It's horrible to feel felonious every second of the day. It's much more relaxing to actually write. - Fran Lebowitz
Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool. - Paul McCartney
EVERYONE’S LIFE IS A STORY TO TELL HOW GOOD YOU MAKE IT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE TO MANY IN THE WORLD IT IS SIMPLE TRY TO WRITE A BETTER STORY OF YOUR SELF STORY OF LIFE IS FULL OF BLANK PAGES HOW YOU FILL IT MAKES WHAT WE ARE ? Dr T.V.Rao MD - Dr.T.V.Rao MD
I write a lot of lyrics and I'm involved in the producing process, because it's like, if I'm singing it, I want it to be something that I can relate to. - Lindsay Lohan
Write to Say something, Say to Make something, Make to Be something. - shashidhar sa
Don't just write a "To Do" list. Write a "To Be" list. - Karen Salmansohn
Always write to change society for the better.You will go, but it will live as a treasure forever. - Debasish Mridha
It is a great paradox and a great injustice that writers write because we fear death and want to leave something indestructible in our wake and, at the same time, are drawn to all the things that kill: whiskey and cigarettes, unprotected sex, and deep-fried burritos. - Ariel Gore
No matter how banal the contents, there is always something that touches me. For someone now dead once thought these words significant enough to write them down. - Diane Setterfield
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. - Charles Peters
You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you're merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that's always easiest. - John Berryman
You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them. - Maurice Sendak
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
I write--because I must write. - Taryn A. Taylor
The great thing about fantasy is that you can drag dreams and longings and hopes and fears and strivings out of your subconscious and call them 'magic' or 'dragons' or 'faeries' and get to know them better. But then I write the stuff. Obviously I'm prejudiced. - Robin McKinley
I am determined to write daily. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If I went back to college again, I'd concentrate on two areas learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively. - Gerald R. Ford
You need two things to write a great book: imagination and inclination. Without one, your book will be boring; without the other, your book won't get finished at all. - Ellie Firestone
Go write win! - A.D. Posey
Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it. - Jesse Stuart
If we are the trees, words are our roots; and we grow as we write - Munia Khan
I don't write romance. Read it? Yes. Write it? No. - Cypher Lx
Fiction is about everything human and we are made out of dust, and if you scorn getting yourself dusty, then you shouldn't try to write fiction. It's not a grand enough job for you. - Flannery O'Connor
I read so I might live a thousand lives in a lifetime. I write to control the particulars in those lives. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like "What I'm Going to be If I Grow Up - Lenny Bruce
Stay humble as a writer: write on toilet paper. - Jonas Eriksson
I'm a writer. I write checks. Mostly fiction. - Wendy Liebman
I write books, bitch! - Junnita Jackson
Remember each new day you get to turn a page in your life and write your own story. So how do you choose to write it? - Tammy Mentzer Brown
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible - Arthur Schopenhauer
Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment. - Stephen King
No matter what you write, no matter how meticulous and painstaking the creation process, someone is going to laugh, scorn, and dissect your work with criticism while another quietly falls in love with it. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Writing fiction is one of the greatest forms of empathy. It's not enough to simply write from the perspective of your characters...you have to feel what they feel. - Melody Robinette
I write to express my love for the humanity. - Debasish Mridha
Write to your heart’s content and by all means, have fun with your creation. It’s your moment to do absolutely anything within those pages. - Jennifer Murgia
I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I'd written. - Barbara Kingsolver
Writers don't write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don't. ...If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. - Nikki Giovanni
Life is an essay you yourself have to write, start to finish. - Mo
I always tell my students, about the biggest baddest things in life you must try to write small and light, save the big writing for the unexpected tiny thing that always makes or breaks a story. - Pam Houston
Write from the heart… always. - A.D. Posey
I can’t teach you how to write, and anybody who says they can is full of shit. - Hank Moody
And if you don't live, you have nothing to write about. - Maynard James Keenan
So when it comes to Elvis and Joe, I have to trust my instincts, because they’ve gotten me here. And I have to write what I believe in, what I find moving. - Robert Crais
When you speak, your words echo across the room. When you write, your words echo across the ages" Bud GardnerThis is what my books do about stories of the Past, Present and Futur. Enjoy!Visit my page on Amazon.com - Claire Hamelin Manning
Don’t quit. It’s very easy to quit during the first 10 years. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit. - Andre Dubus
The thing I want to write most is the next thing I write. - Carroll Bryant
I write because I love to play with language. - WH Auden
It wasn't until I was 37 that I grasped the great truth that you've got to write your own books and nobody else's, and then everything followed from there. - William Golding
Every Republican's voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they're proposing. Romney wants to let the - he said in the first 100 days he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules - unchain Wall Street. They're gonna put y'all back in chains. - Joe Biden
My urge to write is an urge not to self-expressionism but to self-transcendence. My work is both bigger and smaller than I am. - Susan Sontag
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
Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. - Jean Anouilh
If you want to write a negative review, don't tickle me gently with your aesthetic displeasure about my work. Unleash the goddamn Kraken."[on Twitter, July 17, 2012] - Scott Lynch
My original intent was to write a horror story about someone who loses his mind and slowly begins to unravel. The story, as I envisioned it, would evoke horror within the context of psychological decay, entropy. - Jupiter Cutter
poetry is the tombstone of experience,nothing i write is my own.~from "the damned - D.W.Metz
I don't write poems to melt your heart.I write them,so our heartscan melt together. - Subhan Zein
A person empowers oneself with a wisdom light by own tendency to Speak or Write consistently that which is Right, and that only offers him a third Eyesight to see the true colour of the supporting people's character in Black and White. - Anuj Somany
Trust me, I write fiction. - Rob Mahan
True authors don't write for fame or to make a name or money, they write to make impact - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Without the dreamers who write science fiction and other imaginary material we'd still be sitting in caves ... if we weren't already extinct. - William C. Samples
When I want to read a novel, I write one. - Benjamin Disraeli
First step is to read and write but the major Education start when we are able to translate and tranform on everything we reads, get contact and spoken of. - Olawale Robyns
The shame of being a man - is there any better reason to write? - Gilles Deleuze
The more I write the more I learn about writing. It is easy to say what looks good or sound good on paper until you experience it for yourself. - Jeanette Michelle
It meant different things to different people, but somehow it meant them all intensely. Shostakovich's words just confuse the issue. His symphony itself is what remains. Listen to it. It is your symphony to write with him. - M.T. Anderson
If you don't write it down, it never happened.Cathy (& Jack) Ryan - Tom Clancy
Write about the dream you see during consciousness. - Debasish Mridha
Basically, writers write because they have something to say...Everyone has a story in them, writers merely decide to share it with the world... - Virginia Alison
If you had told me, though, when I was twenty-four that I would write about Skokie, Illinois, where I grew up, I would have said, ‘You’re out of your mind. Why would I have Skokie in a poem?’ But you become resigned. Your job is to write about the life you actually have. - Edward Hirsch
I want to go and write music that announces to you that you can feel something. I don’t want to tell you what to feel, but I just want you to have the possibility of feeling something. - Hans Zimmer
When you write and when you read, you are living in a different world. - Debasish Mridha
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. - Anaïs Nin
A blind lover, don't knowwhat I love till I write it out - Michael Ondaatje
I think. I write. I am. - Himmilicious
Stop being self-conscious when you write.You are the expert about the world you are creating,no one else. So be bold and write on. - Nirav Sanchaniya
Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings. - André Gide
As long as you write, you'll never be lonely. - Donna Lynn Hope
Secretly, deep down, everybody on Earth believes they can write poetry, apart from the members of the Poets' Guild, who know they can't. - K.J. Parker
...it is precisely because the world appears to us to be multiple, ambiguous, and paradoxical, that we must strive to speak and write clearly. - Mark Dintenfass
You can be taught to write you can’t be taught to be an artist - John Geddes
I don't think writers should write about answers. I think writers should write about questions. - Paul Haggis
the main thing is to make history not to write it - Otto von Bismarck
I write because I cannot NOT write. - Charlotte Brontë
Because I know if I sit down and start to write out how it feels…. it all becomes too real… the pain becomes too much. But that's the weird part because I feel so empty, like there no longer is a heart living where there used to be one, so why am I feeling pain? - Chriselle Ravadilla
Write it down, boy. If you come across a passage in your reading that you’d like to remember, write it down in your little book; then you can read it again, memorize it, and have it whenever you wish. - Keith Donohue
My reason for being an author? Because I love to write - it fulfills me. But the fact that I entertain others by doing it is a lovely bonus. - Chasta Schneider
It took me 42 years to write this song, and 5 minutes to sing it."[On The Heart of the Matter, during the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over tour.] - Don Henley
I am insane, does that surprise you? Ha! I think my mind is crumbling, just like crackers. If I had written five minutes earlier I would have wept, if I had written ten minutes earlier I would have told you to leave me alone, if I wait any longer I won’t write at all. - @ neuroticdream Tumblr
I write whenever it suits me. During a creative period I write every day; a novel should not be interrupted. - François Mauriac
Whatever unspeakable act done to you, write it down, read it, then ball up the paper & sling it hard into the wall. Expunge it from your soul - Ace Antonio Hall
Unlike Panic! At the Disco, I write sins AND tradgedies. - Carter Bates
If you do not have the strength to forgive,then compel themselves and continue in that, do not write bad words.For all that you write, is your own burden, you're gonna wear.So just write nice! - Sanel Alić
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan
We are all the authors of our own fates; but we have gotten so lost in the technicalities of forming letters and stringing words together that we've forgotten what it really means to write. - Cristen Rodgers
The quality which makes man want to write and be read is essentially a desire for self-exposure and masochism. Like one of those guys who has a compulsion to take his thing out and show it on the street. - James Jones
I write because I love it, not because I excel at it. But because I write, I shall slowly excel at it. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You think you can avoid [pain,] but you actually can't. If you do, you just get sicker, or you feel more pain. But if you can speak it, if you can write it, if you can paint it, it is very healing. - Alice Walker
My ignorance is essential. I do not write what I know but what I need to know. - Don Murray
I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake his neighbours up. - Henry David Thoreau
Life is so transient and ephemeral; we will not be here after a breath. So think better, think deeply, think with kindness, and write it with love so that it may live a little longer. - Debasish Mridha
You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love. - Ernest Hemingway
All I need is a sheet of paperand something to write with, and thenI can turn the world upside down. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. - Rainer Maria Rilke
If writing is your passion, write and don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise. You don’t need to quit your day job to do it. Create a realistic schedule and stick with it. - Bindu Adai
I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it. - Lord Brabazon
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. :-)
Write where you want to go. - A.D. Posey
Write about the beauties of life to create a beautiful society. - Debasish Mridha
Poetry never makes any money, and so there's no pressure to appeal to an audience. That makes a lot of things about being a poet difficult, but it also means freedom to write whatever you want to write, however you want to write it. - Garth Greenwell
I write with all my heart - Ursula K. Le Guin
If you want to write you must have faith in yourself. Faith enough to believe that if a thing is true about you, it is likely true about many people. And if you can have faith in your integrity and your motives, then you can write about yourself without fear. - Gordon Atkinson
To dive in the darkness, I should dive in the truth, then in images of the world..., then facts, then in books, then listening, then in short stories... that's how I write the horror. It's very complicated. - Deyth Banger
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. - Jim Henson
If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Freedom's just a word todayFreedom's just a wordWhen someone takes your word awayIt's seldom ever heardSo take a sentence full of things you're not supposed to sayCarry on, but don't write them down or you'll be gone - Stone Sour
When you write, you are telling a story...to yourself. When you revise, you are telling a story to yourself...over and over again. - Kai Strand
I’m an author. We don’t want to lead. We don’t need to follow. We stay home and make stuff up and write it down and send it out into the world, and get inside people’s heads. Perhaps we change the world and perhaps we don’t. We never know. We just make stuff up. - Neil Gaiman
As for my next book, I won't write it till it has grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall. - Virginia Woolf
Do not forget to write your sacred book. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Religious people never believe I write books. Someone should tell them books aren't only produced in monasteries anymore. - Daniel Marques
Don’t panic. If you write, you’ll be a writer. - Whitney Otto
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book -and does - Groucho Marx
The words we construct, the poems we write and the songs we sing, become the love story of a stranger we have never seen. - M.F. Moonzajer
To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Freedom is...the right to write the wrong words. - Patti Smith
If you live with dogs, you'll never run out of things to write about. - Sharon Delarose
Reincarnation is when I tell a girl I write spiritual books and she thinks I'm a monk. She has a medieval soul. - Daniel Marques
Why do I write? I write because I have to, because it is all I know, because it is my truth, because I am compelled, because I am driven to make the worldacknowledge that women like me exist, and we possess a dangerous wisdom. - Patrick Califia-Rice
I’ll be blasted’, he said, ‘if I ever write another word, or try to write another word, to please Nick Greene or the Muse. Bad, good, or indifferent, I’ll write, from this day forward, to please myself - Virginia Woolf
A picture can say 1000 words but it can also inspire you to write 1000 more.
I only wish to read, think and write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write. - W. Somerset Maugham
Maybe being oneself is an acquired taste. For a writer it's a big deal to bow--or kneel or get knocked down--to the fact that you are going to write your own books and not somebody else's. Not even those books of the somebody else you thought it was your express business to spruce yourself up to be. - Patricia Hampl
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever. - Anonymous
For the length of time it takes to write a book, you need to believe that you’re the only writer in existence; the only one who matters. You need to shut yourself away and allow the creativity to build up, not leak out through worry and comparisons and doubt. - Martin Cosgrove
I read and write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.- Toni Morrison - Sean Liburd
Out of the millions who write, only very few manage to create an impact. - Saru Singhal
There is no procedure for learning to write. What you must do, is learn to think.
Never write a book and let it sit on a shelf - Marvela Dawnay
When the vision fill yours mind and passio hits your gut, the need to write it down cannot be stifled. - Marti Melville
I don't need to write a memoir of my life. All you need to do is read one of my books. I'm there. - Lori Lesko
This is my life... my story... my book. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor will I apologize for the edits I make. - Steve Maraboli
For some reason, when people meet me and find out I'm a writer they always ask if I write children's books. Um... please don't let your kids read my books. Well, unless your kids are in their 30s or something...then yeah, they're old enough. LOL - Michelle M. Pillow
There are a lot of people who can't write and maybe shouldn't write. - Sarah Hepola
To read is to empower,To empower is to write,To write is to influence,To influence is to change,To change is to live". - Jane Evershed
Nature fits all her children with something to do, he who would write and can't write, can surely review. - James Russell Lowell
Not everybody has a talent for painting, or for the piano, or for dance. But we can write our way into the artist's head and into his problems and solutions. Or we can go there with another writer. - William Zinsser
It is said that you can't write without a reader. The opposite holds true as well; you can't read without a writer. But if as a single, creative person you are one in the same, then, well.....problem solved! Great writing is born from that which we personally long to read. - Richelle E. Goodrich
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. - Ernest Hemingway
Write out of love. Your piece will finish itself. - A.D. Posey
Don't let anyone tell your story. Pick up a pen and write your own. - Majid Kazmi
You've got to be smart enough to write and stupid enough not to think about all the things that might go wrong. - Sarah Gilbert
The right to write is too sacred to be wrong with. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
All writers are different, each have their own artist way they go about telling a story. The only thing they have in common, is they write. - Lori Lesko
She was starmetal bones with kaleidoscope eyes. A cracked framework of unique beauty, a patchwork portrait filled with swirling brush strokes, an amalgamation of delicate light and detailed shatter. I could write a novel about the way she breathes. - Hubert Martin
I write description in longhand because that's hardest for me and you're closer to the paper when you work by hand, but I use the typewriter for dialogue because people speak like a typewriter works. - Ernest Hemingway
The mere ambition to write a poem is enough to kill it. - Henri Michaux
The story writes you as much as you write it. And the process of re-writing isn't so much a quest to re-write the story as it is to re-write the writer. - Billy Marshall Stoneking
To write good history is the noblest work of man. - John Dickson Carr
Life is God's Novel. Let Him write it. - -Isaac Bashevis Singer
I don’t believe he deserves the thousands of poems I’ve written about him, but life doesn’t follow rules. We do things for people who don’t necessarily deserve it. But we liked it, we loved it and fell in love enough to write about it. - Dominic Riccitello
When we try to contain reality, to define it, to write down its laws, we fail. We should recognise the universe its right to be unpredictable! - Rossana Condoleo Rossana Condoleo - www.rossanacondoleo.com
Life is short. Write naked. - A.D. Posey
Even if you're in the thick of revising another work, write something new. Something small. It's important to keep telling yourself stories. - Don Roff
When you sit down to write, write. Don't do anything else except go to the bathroom, and only do that if it absolutely cannot be put off. - Stephen King
I write romance and passion to savour love twice, in the moment and in retrospect. - Angeline M. Bishop
A write only begins a book.A reader finishes it. - Samuel Johnson
The poet Mallarmé listened to the painter Degas complaining about his inability to write poems even though he was full of ideas. My dear Degas, Mallarmé responded, poems are not made out of ideas. They’re made out of words. - Stéphane Mallarmé
Bring on the controversy. I write real life. It's harsh and sometimes gritty, but it's real. Why should we tip toe around that? - Shandy L. Kurth
No matter who you are, or what side of the tracks society thinks you are from, if you wake up wanting to write, then do what you must to write. - Lydia Rodriguez-Clement
... (lady i willtouch you with my mind.) Touchyou, that is all/lightly and you utterly will becomewith infinite care/ the poem which i do not write. - E.E. Cummings
If you want to write, write. It’s as simple as that. - K.D. Green
I write to understand what I know. - Kamand Kojouri
Men write Bibles. God doesn't. God writes in stars and worlds and seasons and Hudson Rivers and beautiful women. Creation is the good book. - Mark Siegel
See the world anew and write down the bones of it. - A.D. Sams
If you write it down, you can make it happen. - Staness Jonekos
It isn't the subjects we write about but the seriousness and subtlety of our expression that determines the worth of or effort. - Joyce Carol Oates
Writer's Block is just an excuse by people who don't write for not writing. - Giando Sigurani
You can only write by putting words on a paper one at a time. - Sandra Brown
One day, I decided I was going to write books forever. - Carla H. Krueger
I don’t write about you. I describe you. I explain you. - Dominic Riccitello
Write about the thing that scares you most or your most private confession and you'll never have a problem coming up with decent fiction. - Don Roff
I began to write because of love. I wrote to understand what I felt and what I knew. - Kamand Kojouri
The only way to write is to write. Writers write. And when they’ve written, they write some more. - Jasper Fforde
I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. - Edward Gorey
It's not a career for anyone who needs or values security. It's a career for gamblers. Every time you write a book you roll the dice again. - George R.R. Martin
I write to escape. I haven't managed it yet, but I'm working on it - William Meikle
I write to shed my sacred sorrows. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Ever since I could read, I’ve wanted to write a book. I never thought I had anything to write about. Maybe you don’t think this is worth writing about. But this book isn’t for you. It’s for me. - Daniel Willey
She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen. - Christopher Poindexter
If you can't write clearly, you probably don't think nearly as well as you think you do. - Kurt Vonnegut
If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs. - Anne Fadiman
Bon Jovi is most definitely the key to how I am able to write so much in a day - C.S. Woolley
People think, Hey, I love kids, I want to write children’s books. But they think children are happy. That’s their first mistake. [Messinger, Jonathan. "Guilt for dinner: The interview." Hipsqueak. 5 May 2011. Web. 18 November 2011.] - Mo Willems
I write in seconds. I don’t stop. I don’t think. I simply write and when it comes, it flows and it makes sense because it’s genuine. I don’t understand thought-out poetry. It doesn’t seem real to me. - Dominic Riccitello
Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time. - Howard Nemerov
Write what you want to write; don't fear about who will read it. - Debasish Mridha
Knowing that others want to read my writing is the greatest inspiration to write. - David Rose
I write across several genres. I’m a slut for words. I can’t keep it in my literary pants. - Fierce Dolan
Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine. - David M. Ogilvy
I'm fairly convinced that the Kingdom of God is for the broken-hearted. You write of 'powerlessness.' Join the club, we are not in control. God is. - Fred Rogers
Indie authors write, design, sell. Like magic, skip one and you make must read vanish. - Temple Emmet Williams
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
I see the game now. You can't write with ink, and you can't write with your own heart's blood, but you can write with the heart's blood of some one else. You have to be a cad before you can be an artist. O’Henry 'The Plutonian Fire' (1905) - O. Henry
I have finally figured out the meaning of life: there's no such thing. And that's a beautiful thing, because that means that WE get to choose it ourselves. Life has no meaning besides the meaning you give it. You are indeed the author of your destiny. So why not write a book worth reading? - Dean Bokhari
If I don't stay in and write, I feel like a prisoner. - Carla H. Krueger
So we must daily keep things wound: that is, we must pray when prayer seems dry as dust; we must write when we are physically tired, when our hearts are heavy, when our bodies are in pain. - Madeleine L'Engle
If you ever expect to write fairytales, you've got to get your head in the clouds. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I write to shed my tears. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If you hear voices, you’re a lunatic. If you write down what they say, you’re an author. - Dani Harper
Writing is my passion, not my job. I need to write as much as I need to breathe, if not more. - A.E. Croft
Don't quit. It's very easy to quit during the first 10 years. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it's very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can't get fired if you don't write, and most of the time you don't get rewarded if you do. But don't quit. - Andre Dubus
As I write, My fingers tap tap the keys the way Ravi Shankar's fingers pluck and strum the strings of his sitar. - Christina Westover
What is the meaning to this life? is a wrong question? A blank paper doesn’t contain any meaning till we don’t write anything meaningful on it. Similarly this universe doesn’t contain any meaning without this beautiful life. So life gives meaning to this universe and we should respect it. - Brajesh Kumar
To be a writer - write! To be an author - publish! To be a bestselling author - never stop writing! - David Maxwell
I used to only write poetry; now I live it. I finally matured enough to starve my hypocrisy to death. - Steve Maraboli
Reading is very creative - it's not just a passive thing. I write a story; it goes out into the world; somebody reads it and, by reading it, completes it. - Margaret Mahy
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. - Stephen King
To write is to release the soul. So write. What right have we to leave a thing of such beauty bottled within ourselves? - Brian A. McBride
A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it. - Ernest Hemingway
Tell me your Dreams and I'll write you a Fantasy. Tell me your Fantasies and I'll paint you a Dream for the minds eye you can get lost in! - George H.W. Bush
Yeah, I write Urban Fantasy, but its more like Die Hard or Indiana Jones with Fairies, Mummies and a Vampire who uses guns more than his teeth. - Kevin James Breaux
Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read. - Frank Zappa
Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment. - Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
These secrets are not secrets per se but are truths hidden from public view. I had to write this book. There had to be a reason I survived to tell this story. - Rebecca Allard
We write to shed our sorrows and give strength to our spirit. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Write. Write write write write WRITE. Write. Now.(This is an inspirational writing quote.) - Jen Lynn Anderson
Everyone writes the book he or she loves to read. Great authors write the books others love to read. - Chuck Miceli
I start with a tingle, a kind of feeling of the story I will write. Then come the characters, and they take over, they make the story. - Karen Blixen
Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never! - Edna Ferber
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all of the tricks and has nothing to say. - Raymond Chandler
The parts of me that hurt the worst want me to write something for them, but I can't. I don't know what to say. I'm lost in all this sadness, and so are they. - Ashly Lorenzana
(I) only write it now because I have grown to believe that there is no dangerous idea, which does not become less dangerous when written out in sincere and careful English. ("The Adoration of The Magi") - W.B. Yeats
When I write, my soul sings. - Melissa Marsh
What a writer has to do is write what hasn't been written before or beat dead men at what they have done. - Ernest Hemingway
In the story of life, the prologue and epilogue are written by God. Yet the plot has been given to us; therefore we should write the best prose we can. - James D. Maxon
Be glad that I'm not a horror writer, some people write about it, other make images... but third just create it??? As for me, I have create it from horror up to nightmares! - Deyth Banger
I personally believe that one learns to write by writing. - Jack Jordan
Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write. - Elie Wiesel
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves. - Aldous Huxley
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work, and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. - Isadora Duncan
If you jotted down all of my ill-thought out comments, you could write a book entitled, Guide to Getting Punched in the Throat for Boneheads-Mad Hatter in "Death of the Mad Hatter" (Coming Soon!) - Sarah J. Pepper
When you write from the heart, it is always beautiful. - Debasish Mridha
In civilized societies, if you are offended by a cartoon, you do not burn flags, take up guns and raid buildings, chant death to your opponents, or threaten suicide bombings. You write a letter to the editor. - Michelle Malkin
It's harder to write in the third person but the advantage is you move around better. - Ernest Hemingway
When I write, I do not like using ten dollar words. I like the fifty-centers. Everybody has fifty-cents, even those that are too proud to admit it. - T.A. Cline
I write letters to you that you’ll never see. - Jennifer Elisabeth
These words are all I have so I write them- I need them just to get by. - Fall Out Boy
I write to give strength to my spirit. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I write in a fantasy world so I can make up my own rules and can change facts when I want to. It's all about having control. - C.S. Woolley
Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible. - Mark Twain
I know that by what I write cannot change the wrong world, but I can change the wrong attitude of the world toward me. - Gavriil Stiharul
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." - "Meglio scrivere per se stessi e non avere un pubblico piuttosto che scrivere per gli altri e non essere se stessi". - Cyril Connolly
I don't write to chase away my demons ~I wield my pen as a weapon...calling those bastards to war! - Muse
The history of my life is the history of the struggle between an overwhelming urge to write and a combination of circumstances bent on keeping me from it. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
A writer learns that easy to read is hard to write ... - C.J. Heck
Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. - Ray Bradbury
I have people in my life, of course. Some write; some don't. Some read; some don't. Some stare vacantly into space when I talk the geeky talk and walk the geeky walk, but they make killer chocolate chip pancakes and so all is forgiven. - Rob Thurman
I don't want to write soft, easy fiction; I want to write fiction that challenges. - Brian A. McBride
Write, live what happens; Life is too sacred for invention though we may lie about it sometimes, to heighten it. - Christopher Isherwood
Writing is not a matter of time, but a matter or of space. If you don't keep space in your head for writing, you won't write even if you have the time. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Every story I've written was written because I had to write it. Writing stories is like breathing for me; it is my life. - Ray Bradbury
I write flawed characters. Ones that do not always make the best decisions and are driven by ambition or lust. They are not black or white, they are in the large space that exists between. - Kevin James Breaux
The thing I write will be the thing I write. - Steve Shilstone
All words are written in the same ink,'flower' and 'power,' say, are much the same,and though I might write 'blood, blood, blood'all over the page, the paper would not be stainednow would I bleed. - Philippe Jaccottet
You are the best book you could ever write phi - rassool jibraeel snyman
I'm going to write a book about an intelligent woman who does stupid things when it comes to men. I'll call it, "My Memoirs. - N.M. Silber
Some say Twitter is overrated.Some love it, others hate it.I guess it depends on what you've got,If you have guts to write a funny plot! - Ana Claudia Antunes
I think I have a kind of Tourette's syndrome where if you're not supposed to say something, it becomes very attractive to do so. You're in a rock band what can't you talk about? God? Okay, here we go. You're supposed to write songs about sex and drugs. Well, no I won't. - Bono
You can't really succeed with a novel anyway; they're too big. It's like city planning. You can't plan a perfect city because there's too much going on that you can't take into account. You can, however, write a perfect sentence now and then. I have. - Gore Vidal
Beginning a novel is always hard. It feels like going nowhere. I always have to write at least 100 pages that go into the trashcan before it finally begins to work. It's discouraging, but necessary to write those pages. I try to consider them pages -100 to zero of the novel. - Barbara Kingsolver
I'd rather write poetry than watch TV it allows me to share the wide screen in me. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Writing the next lines and words of your life is something only you can do. We write our own stories. - Kim Pape
I'm a writer. I write stuff. - Kevin J.J. Carpenter
I am free to dream.I am free to love.I am free to write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
What you listen in heart, are echoes of the past.What you write today, will be echoed in the future. - Toba Beta
I am a playwright who does not write comedies, or tragedies. - Steven L. Sheppard
Every day you have a new chapter to write about your journey of life. As you write that chapter, do it so well such that when others read it; you would still be proud of yourself. - Gugu Mona
I don’t go back and look at my early work, because the last time I did, many years ago, it left me cringing. If one publishes, then one is creating a public record of Learning to Write. - Lorrie Moore
The Measure of success isn't money or the number of books you write, it is seen in the faces of those you love - Jason W. Blair
You are not a story, your life is a story and youare the writer, write an inspiring one. - Wordions
If I thought that what I'm doing when I write is expressing myself, I'd junk the typewriter. Writing is a much more complicated activity that that. - Susan Sontag
Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake. - Maya Angelou
If you don't write when you don't have time for it, you won't write when you do have time for it. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
No one can tell you what you can and cannot put in your book. So be brave and just write! - Chrys Fey
You can only write what you know if you've lived, otherwise, you'll just be writing words. - Joseph Hunt
This is our skin and nobody has the right to crumple us like a paper only to find another skin to write on, and then another, ruining people like they’re pages, like they are somehow replaceable. Because that will only leave our delicate and fragile selves into a tattered mess. - Heema Shirvaikar
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. - Lady Gaga
When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators. But when you write a novel, it's yours. - Sidney Sheldon
First you're an unknown, then you write one book and you move up to obscurity. - Martin Myers
What I adore is supreme professionalism. I’m bored by writers who can write only when it’s raining. - Noël Coward
Poetry is not only to write but to express our feelings. - Nupur rane
I never set out to write a book to change women's lives, to change history. It's like, 'Who, me?' Yes, me. I did it. And I'm not that different from other women. ... Maybe my power and glory was that I could speak my truth as a woman and it was the truth of every woman. - Betty Friedan
When I write, I see the character inside out, not outside in. - Debasish Mridha
No one has something original or important to say will willing we run the risk of being misunderstood; people who write obscurely are either unskilled in writing or up to mischief - William Zinsser
There's two kinds of women--those you write poems about and those you don't. - Jeffrey McDaniel
I miss you so much. Maybe if I say your name over and over again, it will eventually feel wrong to me. Like a word you write too many times suddenly doesn't look right anymore. I will try that. - Kate McGahan
While victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. - M.T. Bass
The hardest things to write are often the best things to read. And the most deserving to be written. - David Alejandro Fearnhead
Read; explore; write; read; explore; write; read... - David Doyle
A match as a penBlood on the floor as inkThe forgotten gauze cover as paperBut what should I write?I might just manage my addressThis ink is strange; it clotsI write you from a prisonin Greece - Alexanderos Panagoulis
Write, what you feel about. Feel, what you have written about. - Austin Penman
Mozart liked to write letters while on the loo. He wrote, "I think it only fitting to write while shitting." This gave me the idea of, "I think it only fitting to read while ..." Who says men can't multitask? - Peter Rogers
If you must write prose or poems, the words you use should be your own. Don't plagiarize or take 'on loan'. There's always someone, somewhere, with a big nose, who knows, who'll trip you up and laugh when you fall. - Morrissey
Drink the ecstasy of life and write about it. - Debasish Mridha
We should not write so that it is possible for the reader to understand us, but so that it is impossible for him to misunderstand us. - Marcus Fabius Quintilianus
To walk quietly until the miracle in everything speaks is poetry, whether we write it down or not. - Mark Nepo
I know, not everyone will like what I write, but writing is not about trying to please everybody. - E.A. Bucchianeri
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. - Francis Bacon
The smartest people can write the worst emails and those of less intellect can write the best. - Paul Babickii
On plenty of days the writer can write three or four pages, and on plenty of other days he concludes he must throw them away. - Annie Dillard
Write what you know. But make sure someone else would want to know it too! - Matthew Culberson
All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things. - Bobby Knight
Each day hands me a clean sheet of paper upon which to write. Therefore, I would be wise to write without ever having the need to erase. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If something cames out from your mind it doesn't matter is it in the morning so early or it's too late for example it's nigh or you are outside with friends spend few minutes and write this down you could make something incrediable. - Deyth Banger
I write the sacred words from wondering. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Only the victor gets to write history; where half of the facts are distorted and the other half invented. - Mamur Mustapha
Read and write. That's the recipe for being a writer. - J.D. Cunegan
Write about the emotions you fear the most. - Laurie Halse Anderson
Nobody cares much whether you write or not. You just have to do it - Natalie Goldberg
Be a poet and write your own unique poetry of life. - Debasish Mridha
When Roseanne read the first script of mine that got into her hands without being edited by someone else she said, 'How can you write a middle-aged woman this well?' I said, 'If you met my mom you wouldn't ask'. - Joss Whedon
If I ever saw my muse she would be an old woman with a tight bun and spectacles poking me in the middle of the back and growling, "Wake up and write the book! - Kerry Greenwood
I would like to write my life story, but it seems to write itself. - T.D. Mulhern
Thanks to my solid academic training, today I can write hundreds of words on virtually any topic without possessing a shred of information, which is how I got a good job in journalism. - Dave Barry
Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn't write! - Margarita Gakis
And as I venture into anothers pit of everlasting darkness, I'll return with a simple blackened rose. and with that rose I shall write the stories it tells. - Larul Andrews
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but it is up to the author to write those thousand words. - Richard Petracca
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art. - Chuck Palahniuk
Por que en las epocas oscurasse escribe con tinta invisible?Why in the darkest agesdo they write with invisible ink? - Pablo Neruda
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 would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin
Just write. That's my only tip. And read. I guess that's two. - Shannon Celebi
I write small poems— the kind that fit on a postcard… and still can break your heart - John Geddes
I never minded the random scribblings of other readers, found them interesting in fact. It is a truth universally acknowledged that people write the darndest things in the margins of their books. - Tara Bray Smith
Begin to write. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To be motivated to write a novel, I need to be unable not to write. - Johnny Rich
I'm fully aware that some of the stuff I write is going to offend people or p*ss them off. They should be fully aware that I don't really care. - Briana Blair
If you can write; then you are a writer - Rayvon L Browne - Rayvon L. Browne
I do not think one can assess a writer’s motives without knowing something of his early development. His subject matter will be determined by the age he lives in ... but before he ever begins to write he will have acquired an emotional attitude from which he will never completely escape. - George Orwell
Yes, its hard to write. But its harder not to. - Carl Clinton Van Doren
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die. - Isaac Asimov
If I was asked to write a poem about her. Every word I use would end up, being her name. And it would still sound so beautiful and breathtaking to me in the end. - Akshay Vasu
Writers write. Everyone else makes excuses. - Jack M. Bickham
I write so I don’t call you. - Jennifer Elisabeth
There are two kinds of love. One kind you live with, the other you write poetry about. - Debasish Mridha
I thought, 'There are a lot of poets who have the courage to look into the abyss, but there are very few who have the courage to look happiness in the face and write about it,' which is what I wanted to be able to do. - Kenneth Koch
But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have ot believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after. That's why I write these songs. Because I think love is FEARLESS. - Taylor Swift
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."[Keynote Address, University of the Arts, 134th Commencement (Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2012)] - Neil Gaiman
If we can write or sing or create in some way, even when we are dealing with difficulties or pain, then it becomes something bigger than ourselves and often beautiful. - Brenda Peterson
I write about the scariest monsters: The ones inside us all. And the ones that want to eat what is inside us all. - Aaron Marcusson
The novel we sit down to write, and the one we end up writing may be very different, just as the Jesus we grasp and the Jesus who grasps us may also differ. - Madeleine L'Engle
We have the power of the pen to write the next chapter, and the privilege to author the page in whatever fashion we choose. Yet, seldom do we understand the power of the pen and the privilege of the page. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When I write fiction, I struggle to decide the fate of two people created by my mind and spend countless hours to give them a happy ending. God, the Almighty has created infinite human beings till date and runs all our lives with such ease. He is the BEST WRITER of all. - Shahla Khan
I write. See you there. - Barbara Johansen
We write the earth we stand upon. - Laura K. Cowan
If you're horrible to me, I'm going to write a song about it, and you won't like it. That's how I operate. - Taylor Swift
You were meant to write this book. - M. Kirin
Write it as easy as you think about the difficulty - Cucuk Espe
I'm not trying to please anyone. I'm just trying to write a damn book. - Richard P. Denney
You are the author of your own destiny; write yourself into history books. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write. - Elena Ferrante
Nothing factual that I write or say will be as truthful as my fiction. - Nadine Gordimer
Its weird how i dream things that are worth writing.Its like God is writing them into my mind while i am sleeping and the moment i woke up i know i have to write what i dreamt - Tebogo Phakedi
I believe it’s incredibly important to write against [racial] stereotypes. If we give in and make sure that all black women characters are asexual, gentle, and kind we wind up with another set of stereotypes. - Justine Larbalestier
Begin to read, write and think. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them, it's because they contain a larger truth that your readers will recognize in their own lives. Think small and you'll wind up finding the big themes in your family saga. - William Zinsser
Writing keeps death at bay. Every book I write is a triumph over death. ... If we did not know we’d die, we’d wander around and sleep like cats. - Ray Bradbury
Write it as a dream, read it as a goal. - Sakurai Sho
Often the inspiration to write music comes from the voices in your head. You’re not crazy. Just be thankful they are not making you rescue people in 20-degree weather at 2:30 in the morning in the forest. - Shannon L. Alder
I am really Chloe Anthony Wofford. That's who I am. I have been writing under this other person's name. I write some things now as Chloe Wofford, private things. I regret having called myself when I published my first novel, The Bluest Eye. - Toni Morrison
It's not how great the ideas are. It's about how you write them, to make them great. - Primadonna Angela
You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying in the road. - Richard Price
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water. - William Shakespeare
And lucky indeed is the writer who has grown up in Ireland, for the English spoken there is so amusing and musical. (How to Write with Style. Essay, 1985) - Kurt Vonnegut
You are the storyteller and the editor of your book of life. So write tales of imagination, tragedy, and adventure and illustrate it with the colors of beauty. - Debasish Mridha
I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being concious of living. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Is it crazy to say that I sometimes don't understand what I write but I write it anyway, because maybe someone, somewhere, somehow, would feel what I didn't? - Nema Al-Araby
The music lets me see the story but the story doesn't let me write the words. - Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow. - Louis L’Amour
I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars. - Fred Allen
Anyone can write but not everyone can crystallize that perfect moment which can make a heart skip a beat and dig deep into one's soul." - Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo' s Quotes - Elizabeth E. Castillo
At X-Feer, we teach how to solve problems not how to write a code because that's the most important thing in coding. - Ahmed Abu Taha
Just because everybody uses language, that doesn't mean that they can write even tolerable prose. - Stephen Jones
I write because I know world I create is much beautiful than the world I live in - Anamika Mishra
Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters. - A. Lee Martinez
I write so others might contemplate things that are out of the ordinary. I write to make people feel—to cause laughter and tears and anger at injustice. I write so the world will imagine and wonder at crazy, incredible truths. I write to have a tiny bit of influence on a universal conscience. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books. - Hemant Mehta
I don't want to write about real things, I would rather write about an uncontrollable parasitic twin. - Mary Sage Nguyen
Write at a pace that doesn't surpass your creative flow. Don't be hasty; don't be sloppy. Don't forfeit impressive writing for an impressive word count. Because eventually it will all have to be edited, and you'll find that it is harder to make bad writing good than to make good writing better. - Richelle E. Goodrich
We have this idea that we need to be in the mood to write. We don't. - Julia Cameron
Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood. - William Howard Taft
The story comes, and it is pure story. That's all I set out to write. But I don't believe that we can write any kind of story without including, whether we intend to or not, our response to the world around us. - Madeleine L'Engle
What doesn't kill us gives us something new to write about. - Julie Wright
i write, because not breathing is not an option. - Monice Mitchell Simms
I write to be a part of something - a world made up of words and ideas, which are sometimes painfully criticized, gratefully loved and can never be destroyed. - Ashley Sanders
Write what will stop your breath if you don’t write. - Grace Paley
If your looking to write a book, your creativity, originality and simplicity is what will distinguish you. - Onyi Anyado
We write "I love you" on the mouth by the kisses that touch it. (On écrit "je t'aime" sur bouche - Par les bisous qui la touchent.) - Charles de Leusse
If you’re dating a writer and they don’t write about you whether it’s good or bad then they don’t love you. They just don’t. Writers fall in love with the people we find inspiring. - Jamie Anne Royce
It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one. - Michel de Montaigne
Lots of people lose themselves in love, it's no shame, they write songs about it. The hitch is you can't stay lost, sooner or later you have to get back to yourself. If you can't then love becomes your master and you're just it's dog.
There are authors who write to communicate, there are authors who write to impress themselves. - Mark S. Hertzog
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. - Juan Ramón Jiménez
Don't be afraid to write and share your story with the reading world! Find your courage! It is a fact that some will love it and some will hate it, but there will always be at least one reader who needed it and that's all that matters! - S.L. Morgan
You write for the people in high school who ignored you. We all do. - Carolyn Kizer
No matter how long the preparation, you will never feel ready to write an exam, to start a business, to be parent or even to die. Just go for it. - Moffat Machingura
For me, I think it was a little easier to write thinking that nobody was listening. - Dan Kennedy
I almost always urge people to write in the first person. Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. - William Zinsser
Everyone writes with hand, but very few can write with heart - Munia Khan
As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.
There is no right or wrong way to write a novel. Each journey is different for every individual work and for every writer. The first error is never to begin; the second is never to finish. - Don Roff
Write about the desire you dare to dream. - Debasish Mridha
You were the poem I never knew how to write because no words could describe the wind you cannot see, but feel. - Shannon L. Alder
I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp. - W. Somerset Maugham
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. - Ernest Hemingway
I could write novels about her forever. Maybe when I die I will end up in the poem with her writing more poems about our times together. The Diary - Jeremy Limn
I write pre-apocalyptic fiction. In other words, I’m not interested in a future where everything is blown to hell, I’d rather write something that helps to prevent it from happening. - James Rozoff
To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. - Maya Angelou
Any fool can write a book and most of them are doing it; but it takes brains to build a house. - Charles F. Lummis
People often write me and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean when I live with a child and a dog, and my answer is that I use a technique called Suffering From a Mental Illness. - Heather Armstrong
I read to know the past, I write to express my love for the future. - Debasish Mridha
Tyranny and fantasy both like to write everyone else's lines. - James Richardson
For as long as I write, I will never be lost. - Nikki Rowe
I write because, if I don't, my characters will murder me in my sleep. - Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz
No one will ever write a horror novel as scary as reading about my symptoms on WebMD. - John Raptor
From ... the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. ... I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. - George Orwell
Read. Read 1000 pages for every 1 page that you write. - Sherman Alexie
As we change, our writing changes too. You cannot write the same poem twice. And that's a good thing. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Whenever you are depressed ,write your signature on a paper and write and write finally you ll have pain in you hand than your mind. - pavankumar nagaraj
When I write, I feel like an armless leg less man with a crayon in his mouth. - Kurt Vonnegut
Create history and write your own. - Amit Abraham
Every word I write is like a drop of my blood. If it's flowed passionately and long, I need time to recover from the emotion spent before I begin a new story. My characters are aspects of my life. I have to respectfully and carefully move between them. - Red Haircrow
To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine! - Susan Lendroth
Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it. - Oscar Wilde
Mine is the poverty of angels. I just don't give a damn about possessions and the like... What need have I for objects and luxury? I write, and that's enough.
Labels try to make you say what they want or write the songs they think you should write. [Johnny] Cash did his own thing.
Be still my hand and let the words write themselves upon my heart. Be still my heart and let your pages be filled in silence. - Cristen Rodgers
For all my longer works (i.e. the novels) I write chapter outlines so I can have the pleasure of departing from them later on. - Garth Nix
The only day you should never write and achieve your goals is when the day ends with the letter y. - Onyi Anyado
It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book. Also, when I write letters, I spend the next two days thinking about what I figured out in my letters. - Stephen Chbosky
Always write to change society for the better. You will go, but it will live forever as a treasure. - Debasish Mridha
When I say I must write, I don't mean I must publish. There is a great difference. the important thing is the chaotic form given to my chaotic experience, which is, as it was for James Joyce, my kind of religion, and necessary for me...as the confession and absolution for a Catholic in church. - Sylvia Plath
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he know that every day is Doomsday. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can’t write novels without a touch of paranoia. I’m paranoid as an act of good citizenship, concerned about what the powerful people are up to. - Kurt Vonnegut
Write what speaks to your soul. - A.D. Posey
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin
A well-developed and versed character will write the story for you. - A.R. Voss
A real and admirable writer is the one who can write good books but can take criticisms better. - Nicholaa Spencer
If you write in the Old World, and against it, your work must die, go missing, be veiled, before it can live the life for which it was destined in the New World. - Patrick Nowell-Smith
The key is to commit crimes so confusing that police feel too stupid to even write a crime report about them. - Randy K. Milholland
To write is your last resort when you've betrayed someone. - Jean Genet
I want to be a Renaissance Woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I just want to do everything. - Emma Watson
‎A day in which I don't write leaves a taste of ashes. - Simone de Beauvoir
My mother, who taught me how to read and write and home-schooled me for the first 12 years of my life, whose presence shaped me as much as her absence did, who imbibed in me the values of empathy and fearlessness and hard work, looks down on me today with great pride. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Write what you know. Write what you can't forget. Write to give yourself courage and others hope. - Nikki Rosen
People without hope not only don't write novels, but what is more to the point, they don't read them. - Flannery O'Connor
Writing may or may not be your salvation; it might or might not be your destiny. But that does not matter. What matters right now are the words, one after another. Find the next word. Write it down. - Neil Gaiman
The only difference between writers and people who don't write is that writers aren't afraid to display their demons. - Carla H. Krueger
My mother is a poem that I could never write for she deserves multitudes; all of praise. - Sinovuyo Nkonki
While I was trying to write, I was trying to grow. - Whitaker Chambers
I think of myself first as a singer, meaning an interpreter. Then I think of myself as a writer. It is an outlet I have to have. I get very hard to live with without something happening to write about. - Oliver
Why do you write meaningless philosophy? you asked. Because it gives meaning to life, I whispered with deep empathy. - Debasish Mridha
I write because in my books, I can experience those (mad and crazy) things that I won't be able to do in my real life - Anamika Mishra
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
May be its a good idea to write something about you in my book... At least then, there will be a place where we will meet everyday... and be together forever! - Anamika Mishra
My pen beats faster as I write with my heart - Munia Khan
you write your best lyrics when you most vulnerable - D WordSmith
How do you write? You write, man, you write, that’s how…If you practice an art faithfully it will make you wise, and most writers can use a little wising up. - William Saroyan
People who write about politics, whether on the left or the right, have a consistent bias: they take politics seriously. - Paul Graham
Receptionist: How do you write women so well?Melvin Udall: I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability. - Melvin Udall played by Jack Nicholson in AS GOOD AS IT GETS.
[We're] going to change the world. One day they'll write about us. You'll see. - Viola Gregg Liuzzo
I am a first generation immigrant and a woman, but I don't really write about that because I feel like I'm a human being. There are universal human experiences. When you don't put your picture online, they can see your soul before they have preconceived notions. - Evelyn Rodriguez
What a grim feeling it is to come across a written line so exceptionally inspiring that your first reaction is, 'Criminy, why didn't I ever think to write that!' - Richelle E. Goodrich
I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad redeemer, and write over his thorn-torn brow: The true prince of evil- the king of the slaves! - Anton Szandor LaVey
And when one song stops playing write the one that will save your life. - Shannon L. Alder
You are giving me words to write and that's even better than butterflies. - Daphne Tsoulia
Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs. - Rebecca West
Write to your fear. - Dorothy Allison
I do not say words, which you want to hear.The words just told me, to write them down. - Toba Beta
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing. - George Orwell
Write about the dream you see during wakefulness. - Debasish Mridha
The imagination of creative thought can be a crazy place,this giving reason to write it down to try and make sense of it all. - Helen Ingram
Without a mission and a sense of whom you write for, you aren't worth reading. - Steve Lopez
Write when you can't stop writing. Read when you stopped writing! - Robert Ahaness
The novel was set in an unspecified near future, because setting a novel in the present in a time of unprecedented technological and social dislocation seemed to me shortsighted.... To write a book set in the present, circa 2013, is to write about the distant past. - Gary Shteyngart
I write because I know magic happens - Anamika Mishra
As the voices fall silent, the individuals who make up the amorphous and always changing community must decide for themselves, as they always have. I can’t write a coda because I can’t speak for others. I can only and ever speak for myself. - G.R. Reader
Warrior of the night must be awake to write the sacred words. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The only way to be inclined to write is to write to your inclination. - Terry Lander
If I were told that what I shall write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strengths to it. - Leo Tolstoy
Write from the soul, not from some notion about what you think the marketplace wants.The market is fickle; the soul is eternal'. - Jeffrey Carver
Time to read is always time stolen. (Like time to write, for that matter, or time to love.)Stolen from what? From the tyranny of living. - Daniel Pennac
You, man must write exactly as everything rushes into your head and AT ONCE. The pain of writing is just that... - Jack Kerouac
Someday I would have lovers and write a poem after - Janet Fitch
Let no one be fooled by the fact that we may write in English, for we intend to do unheard of things with it. - Chinua Achebe.
There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book. - Saul Bellow
Let's be honest, honest it's important. I don't care about you, don't say bullshit and if there isn't any important thing please don't write me. - Deyth Banger
Read the stories of the past to write your story for the future. - Habeeb Akande
Write because you love to write. - Cindi Lee
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write. - Stephen King
When you write things down, they sometimes take you places you hadn't planned. - Melanie Benjamin
Write for a cause,NOT APPLAUSEWrite to express,NOT TO IMPRESS.Writing isn’t just about being noticed…IT'S BEING REMEMBERED - T.N. Suarez
‎If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you. - Stephen King
I would actually write books totally full of nothing BUT kissing scenes, but apparently people like books to have, like, "plots" or whatever. - Rachel Hawkins
Nothing quite has reality for me till I write it all down--revising and embellishing as I go. I'm always waiting for things to be over so I can get home and commit them to paper. - Erica Jong
I'm a novelist by trade and my job is to write a story rather than reconstruct actual events. - Sara Sheridan
Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.
Fahrenheit 451 is one of those books that is about how amazing books are and how amazing the people who write books are. Writers love writing books like this, and for some reason, we let them get away with it. - Josh Lieb
Read! Write! Imagine! Create! Love! Live! - Helen Deakin
Some writers write about love; some writers write with love. - Debasish Mridha
If you criticize what you’re doing too early you’ll never write the first line.[Paris Review, interview with Jodi Daynard, The Art of Fiction No. 113, Winter II 1989] - Max Frisch
I hereby grant you permission to write crap. The more the better. Remember, crap makes the best fertilizer. - Pat Pattison
You are the author of your success. Every day, you write another page to the chapter of success for you life. Practice at becoming an excellent person, at what you want to be best at. - Mark F. LaMoure
When asked for advice on how to write a short story, Carlos Cortés responded, No advice. Every writer has to exorcise his own demons. - Carlos Cortés
Every poet will forever try to write the greatest poem ever written, I have found that this kind of poem can be written with One word. And that word consists of a beauty beyond any measure to man and one of the most beauty creations to grace the presents of man. That one word poem is…….. YOU - Michael Jones
I’m not beholden to the confirmation of your prejudices; to be perfectly frank, the prospect of confining the female characters in my story to placid, helpless secondary places in the narrative is so goddamn boring that I would rather not write at all. - Scott Lynch
You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. - Florence Nightingale
I’m addicted to words. The only way to get my fix is to write and read. - K.D. Green
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. - William Faulkner
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. - Benjamin Disraeli
It ain't a crapshoot unless you write crap. - Jonathan O'Brien
I write so that my handful of pebbles, cast daily into still waters, will produce a ripple. - Anne Schroeder
I overreacted to praise, signing an autograph. I'd write a check to buy it back. - Brian Spellman
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write. - Martin Luther
I don't write so that people will understand me, I write because I know they don't. And, I can't help feeling like I should at least give them the illusion that they do. - Thurman P. Banks Jr.
Writers don’t write about just anybody. - A.D. Posey
I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money. - S.E. Hinton
Having writers block sucks more than my actual writing. And my writing would be astonishing if I could write how I feel. - Ally Spina
Reality is what we tell to go screw itself every time we write or read a book, shoot or watch a movie. - Garrett Robinson
Look at each failure as a deposit made into the account that will help you write the check for your next significant success. - Bobby Darnell
...but we're not being educated in how to be, only in how to accomplish. So it's all about acquisition, about getting stuff we don't have...As soon as you realize it's a thought pattern, you can write yourself a restraining order. - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Our life is a blank book and we are the authors......... Write and shape your story as much as the mind can imagine it - Jason Calder
If you have nothing to write your power of imagination is lost. - Kishore Bansal
All the music I write is a search for myself. - Bruce Hornsby
To write good poems is the secret of brevity. - Dejan Stojanovic
Us girls deserve more than one song. We deserve more than one pledge of solidarity. We deserve better songs than any boy will ever write about us. - Jessica Hopper
Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at fifteen to write several novels. - May Sarton
The fact of the matter is that you should really stop concerning yourself with writing a book because anyone can write a book that totally sucks. There is nothing special about that. - Ashly Lorenzana
Because there are a million thoughts that never sleepand a million more that wake up as each second passes by...And it's insanity insidebut I can no longer keep quietOh, I can't speak as wellI need to writeI have to write... - Sanhita Baruah
So, why do you write these strong female characters?Because you’re still asking me that question."[Equality Now speech, May 15, 2006] - Joss Whedon
The secret is not to write about what you love best, but about what you, alone, love at all. - Annie Dillard
If I choose to write about sheep, it's just because I happened to write about sheep. There is no deep significance. - Haruki Murakami
But above all, an author must write passionately and edit passionately. - Paul Collins
I wish you all the best in life. Hell, I will even write your obituary for free. - Fakeer Ishavardas
The man who has done his level best…is a success, even though the world write him down a failure. - B.C. Forbes
If you want to write about life, you have to write about death. - Marty Rubin
I suggest to my students that they write under a pseudonym for a week. That allows young men to write as women, and women as men. It allows them a lot of freedom they don't have ordinarily. - Joyce Carol Oates
I must write now and quickly, before I begin to prefer the perfect version that lives in my head. - Lettie Prell
I write and I rhyme because I love to see words dance. - Andrea L'Artiste
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. - Anaïs Nin
Write from the heart. A book without a pulse is like a person without a spirit." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications - Linda F. Radke
The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you. - Richard Peck
He can neither read nor write and in him broods already a taste for mindless violence. All history present in that visage, the child the father of the man. - Cormac McCarthy
Nobody ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have while trying to write one. - Robert Byrne
Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography. - Evelyn Waugh
I don't write to escape .. I write to Indulge - Prabhu Subramanian
Write what you believe to be true; don’t worry about who agrees or disagrees with you. - Debasish Mridha
So long as you write it away regularly nothing can really hurt you. - Shirley Jackson
My goal is not to have everlasting fame, it is simply to write the stories that are asking me to write them and to share them with the people that want to hear them. - Elizabeth Hernandez
You learn to write by writing, and by reading and thinking about how writers have created their characters and invented their stories. If you are not a reader, don't even think about being a writer. - Jean M. Auel
Some may say I did not write well...but no one can say I did not write...that is all that matters. One must attempt the things they desire and in the attempt, master their fear of failure for the only definitive failure is to never try. - Shelley K. Wall
The survival spirit; either read or write a story. - Lailah Gifty Akita
What I had to face, the very bitter lesson that everyone who wants to write has got to learn, was that a thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish. - Thomas Wolfe
I write the right. I do the left. - Dominic Riccitello
To you who eat a lot of rice because you’re lonely, To you who sleep a lot because you’re bored, To you who cry a lot because you are sad, I write this down. Chew on your feelings that are cornerned like you would chew on rice.Anyway, life is something that you need to digest. - Chun Yang Hee
date a girl who reads a book,that she can write her own fairytale having you as her hero in love and progress . - litymunshi
If you write then you are reborn because by writing about the moment, you can relive it for a second time. - Kamand Kojouri
In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses. - Calvin Trillin
It’s not easy to write a poem about a poem. - Dejan Stojanovic
I write to believe in goodness. - Red Haircrow
Allowing Islamic Sharia law into the constitutions of the U.S-created Islamic (!) Republic of Afghanistan and Republic of Iraq in 2004 and 2005 was as foolhardy as it would have been to write emperor-worship and Shinto militarism into Japan's 1946 constitution. - Robert Spencer
But you hate poetry!Yes, but you make me want to write it. - Cassandra Clare
Just as "normal" as anyone... only I write my thoughts out on paper & illustrate a world of Romance in your mind as you read my creations. ~ A. L. Woodz - Angel L. Woodz
The most amazing travellers were to humble to write about it - Guido Colombo
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. - Anne Frank
Someone who claims to write with emotion recollected in tranquility, is a fool and a liar. To understand is to tremble. To recollect is to re-enter and riven......I admire the authority of being on one's knees in front of an event. - Harold Brodkey
Write them all down. The mistakes and the blessings and the places you cracked in two. Write the prayers and the tantrums. The sacred and the profane. The open roads and the closed doors. Nothing is permanent. - Jeanette LeBlanc
When you write about justice, you better forget who is going to be hurt. - M.F. Moonzajer
I Don't Write Because God Gives Me A Fresh Word Everyday, I write Because of The Words He Has Already Spoken Yesterday That Changed Today. - The Prolific Penman
Half of what I write is imaginative reality. The other half is realized impossibilities. Blended into one, these make a fantasy. - Nicole Sager
I told her it takesa lot of solitude to write a poem.She told me it takes a lot of solitudeto die. - Ronald Baatz
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them. - Blaise Pascal
My whole theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence. An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
no one could ever push you to write or become a writer, except yourself. - Desi Puspitasari
Be a great writer when you write your life's song. - Debasish Mridha
Of the animals I saw, I could write volumes. All were wild; for the Great Race's mechanised culture had long since done away with domestic beasts, while food was wholly vegetable or synthetic. - H.P. Lovecraft
Everything I've written up to this point is crap. Now I'm going to write the real one - Ted Dekker
When I write I like to give equal justice to lyrics, too. I want the song to have meaning for me so I can make it have meaning for the audience. - Oliver
I would rather not know how to write and have something to say than know how to write and have nothing to say. - Enrique Tessieri
Write her a letter, send her a flower, love only gets old if you let it. - William Chapman
I started out of course with Hemingway when I learned how to write. Until I realized Hemingway doesn't have a sense of humor. He never has anything funny in his stories. - Elmore Leonard
Write something the skeptics will sneer at. - Marty Rubin
In crime books it's possible to chart forensic technology by how well it has to be explained to a reader. In mid-Victorian crime novels fingerprinting has to be explained because it's new. Nowadays it's part of our world and we can simply assume that knowledge if we write about it. - Sara Sheridan
Beginning to write, you discover what you have to write about. - Kit Reed
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves. - Don Marquis
When we write, we discover answers, though the key is not in the discovery but in the timing of the implementation. - A.D. Posey
When the vision fills your brain and passion hits your gut, the need to write it down cannot be stifled. () - Marti Melville
Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is beyond our reach. The best time to write is now, in the present. - M. Kirin
I do not write poetry; I take words and dip them in feelings. - Arti Honrao
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
Good ideas stay with you until you eventually write the story. - Brian Keene
Reading maketh a full man; and writing an axact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he need have a present wit; and if he read little, he need have much cunning to seem to know which he doth not. - Francis Bacon
Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter. - J. Nozipo Maraire
Favoring 'resolution' the way we do, it is hard for us men to write great love stories. Why?, because we want to tell too much. We aren’t satisfied unless at the end of the story the characters are lying there, panting. - Roman Payne
...stories want to be told. Stories have a power of their own ... you can't write a story until you've felt it. Breathed it in. Walked with your characters. Talked with them. - Angelica Banks
Remember that good poets too can write bad poems! Talent has also a talent to be untalented! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Just write what You want to write, how You want to write it! K.D.Faerydae - K.D. Faerydae
Be passionate about what you write, believe in your ability to convey timeless ideas, and let no one tell you what what you're capable of. - Christina Westover
To write you into poems,and make you unerasable. - Vivid Darkness
In order to write about life, first you must live it! - Ernest Hemingway
At first, writing for The New Yorker was very scary to me. I couldn't imagine anything that I would write in that typeface. - David Sedaris
We write or we are written upon. The whole of our lives is the clumsy attempt to wield the pen with grace. - Vincent Louis Carrella
You have to pay for this view (onto which he looks while writing), so our expenses keep us pretty motivated to write. It's a vicious cycle. - Pat Conroy
How Ironic, when you do business you create exceptions to create new opportunities, when you write code (do a job) you handle exception to make it clean. - Pushkar Saraf
You ask me why I do not write something.... I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. - Florence Nightingale
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. - Cecil Day-Lewis
I believe in hope, in what is something called radical hope. I believe there is hope for all of us, even amid the suffering. And that’s why I write fiction, probaby. It’s my attempt to keep that fragile strand of radical hope, to buld a fire in the darkness.r - John Green
In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book. - Junot Díaz
...anyone looking at you would write you off as a brainless nincompoop with about as much intelligence as a dead rabbit. - P.G. Wodehouse
You can't write a sory until you've felt. Breathe it in. Walked with your characters. Talked with them. That's why you come here. To live your story. - Angelica Banks
If you own this story you get to write the ending. - Brené Brown
I have not tried to write the history of that language, but rather the archaeology of that silence. - Michel Foucault
I write because I love. I love because I write. - A.D. Posey
The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything. - John Irving
If I can only write my memoir once, how do I edit it? - S. Kelley Harrell
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
It feels good to read book. But it is grander to write a book. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. - Socrates
Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug, and people think he was good, right ? Didn't write any decent characters, as far as I can tell, but otherwise fine. - Adam Rex
I'm sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I'm rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books. - Arthur C. Clarke
Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it. - Bashō Matsuo
If you have time to write a business plan, you have time to prove the model. Just sayin. - Richie Norton
Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE. - Joss Whedon
You hid in my ink and guided my hand. You stained the pages with your silence as God wrote the words, "Be still." Yet, my heart's blindness could only write in loud hues of red, "I love you. - Shannon L. Alder
To write simply is as difficult as to be good. - W. Somerset Maugham
When I write, I disturb. When I show a film, I disturb. When I exhibit my painting, I disturb, and I disturb if I don't. I have a knack for disturbing. - Jean Cocteau
I go with the flow but I write against it. - Tamara Jasmine Burrell
Write the book you want to read - Austin Kleon
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. - Walter Bagehot
Because women live creatively, they rarely experience the need to depict or write about that which to them is a primary experience and which men know only at a second remove. Women create naturally, men create artificially.
You have to wait for your mind to catch up with whatever it is it’s working on; then you can write a novel. - James M. Cain
When I write, I try to represent the voices of people I've known who had no voice. - Carla H. Krueger
If you wish to be a writer, write. - Epictetus
To be a well-flavored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature. - William Shakespeare
Write until your idea becomes reality. - T.N. Suarez
How can you write if you can't cry? - Ring Lardner
Don't just write a strong female protagonist. Be one. - A.D. Posey
I will try to write books until I drop dead. - Cornelia Funke
Distraction is reading written word and when I seek to make distraction I write the words I wish to be enveloped in. - Anastasia Bolinder
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. - Vladimir Nabokov
When I write, it feels like there are two little creatures that sit on each of my shoulders. One whispers, "You can do this. You've got what it takes." The other sounds like my mother-in-law. - Carla H. Krueger
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. - Hector Berlioz
When I sit down and write, I do it to relieve myself of the madness that burdens me so that new words can wrap me in newer, better, madness. - George Ivanovic
sad is the poem i will never write - jeet how romentic
The secret to writing a book is starting on page one and not stopping until you write the words "The End". - Bryan Koepke
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