Quotation Explorer - 'Writes'

He who writes well runs the civilization. Everyone else does the grunt work. - Kenneth W. Harl
A popular author is one who writes what the people think. Genius invites them to think something else. - Ambrose Bierce
Thought: everyone had their own thought, but those who writes had their own view and people make several views on that one view. Its not fair, he who thinks only can describe what the reality is not by others. - Nutan Bajracharya
nothing is lifelesswhen the moon writes its screedon the silvern sand silence-From the poem:"The Universe In Blossom - Munia Khan
And every place and time an author writes about is imaginary, from Oz to Raymond Chandler's L.A. to Dickens's London. - Connie Willis
Every word a woman writes changes the story of the world, revises the official version. - Carolyn See
one does not only wish to be understood when one writes; one wishes just as surely not to be understood. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A woman who writes has power, and a woman with power is feared. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. - Oscar Wilde
The mind of a baby is a tabula rasa; society writes information on his mind. - Debasish Mridha
I think it's incomparably sweet when someone writes something for you.. even if it doesn't rhyme or even if it isn't very amorous.. even two lines of hatred written for you acknowledges the fact that someone spent a little of his time thinking about you. - Sanhita Baruah
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
it is nice that nobody writes as they talk and that the printed language is different from the spoken otherwise you could not lose yourself in books and of course you do you completely do. - Gertrude Stein
She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen. - Christopher Poindexter
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time. - George Bernard Shaw
The theater is a communal event, like church. The playwright constructs a mass to be performed for a lot of people. She writes a prayer, which is really just the longings of one heart. - Marsha Norman
A writer who writes more than he reads is an amateur. - Harlan Ellison
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor WitShall lure it back to cancel half a Line,Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. - Omar Khayyám
Everyone writes the book he or she loves to read. Great authors write the books others love to read. - Chuck Miceli
...Every word an author writes causes ripples, like tossing a stone into a pond. And you don't know where they'll go, or who they'll touch, or when they might come back to you. I think everything you do is kind of like that, too. - Ellen Hopkins
I’m waiting for the day when Rush Limbaugh’s pharmacist writes a book. - Carl Hiaasen
Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’."(on Lillian Hellman) - Mary McCarthy
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? - George Orwell
Who is better off? The one who writes to revel in the voluptuousness of the life that surrounds them? Or the one who writes to escape the tediousness of that which awaits them outside? Whose flame will last longer? - Roman Payne
There’s no arguing with a song that writes itself. - Clifford Cohen
The sacred soul writes the sacred words. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction. - William Faulkner
Life writes the poetry, but it will always call for witnesses and scribes alike to tattoo its echoes upon the ghosts of trees. - Ged Thompson ~Poet
One writes primarily to free oneself from oneself. - Marty Rubin
A writer writes knowing that nothing else will elicit the same kind of satisfaction and personal triumph as molding the written word into a reader's great experience. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss. - Alexander Pope
If a writer writes poems and short stories and novels, but nobody ever reads them, is she really a writer? - Jennifer Weiner
Sizing up succinctly his lack of formal education compared with his determination to learn from others, the author writes, "I went to college with every person I ever met. - Chris Gardner
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the paper. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels. - P.G. Wodehouse
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
I believe that a writer is a person who writes. An author is a person who has written. - Dean Wesley Smith
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
A writer is simply one who writes words, Even if just 1 person reads it your work, or a 100, or 1million or 100,000 You are a writer. - Uma Nnenna
Anyone who writes is too precious to lose. - Carlos J. Cortes
A writer always writes. - Don Roff
When I wrote this song I felt pretty unoriginal because everybody writes love songs, and everybody feels like their love is the most important and when their love ends and they get their heart broken, that nobody understands. And…that’s ridiculous, but so am I. - Tegan Quin
God writes love and speaks poetry. - Criss Jami
What's fame, after all? It can be what someone writes on your tombstone. - Peter Duncan
Why a writer writes? This question is trivial! The important question is this: What he writes? - Mehmet Murat ildan
Everyone writes with hand, but very few can write with heart - Munia Khan
Life is the greatest author of us all, for it writes the very best and very worst of all tales & stories... - Andrè Michael Pietroschek
Let us make sure that future generation writes our biography. - Amit Kalantri
The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax. - Alfred Kazin
There is a girl who still writes you; she doesn’t know how not to. - Sarah Kay
Action is the ink that writes what you think on the pages of life! - Constance Chuks Friday
Mary Fisher lives in a High Tower, on the edge of the sea: she writes a great deal about the nature of love. She tells lies. - Faye Weldon
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
Your Thinking writes your Future &Your Action makes it. - Shashank Rayal
Love writes without words. - A.D. Posey
Each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking, of less able minds--and then confidently embarks on making fresh errors of its own. - Michael Crichton
A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway. - Junot Diaz
Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,That we may record our emptiness. - Kahlil Gibran
I’ve written for the waste basket so often that we’ve become friends. He writes too, but it’s mostly garbage. - Ryan Lilly
An Eastern poet, Ali Ben Abu Taleb, writes with sad truth, —"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,And he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
He who writes in blood and aphorisms does not want to be read, he wants to be learned by heart. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Poetry is no rocket science, a good poet writes from his heart! - Saru Singhal
If you have to have your weapon, at least run it through the grandma test. Take the weapon and hit your grandma with it. If she dies or writes you out of the will, don't bring it! - Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine
I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws. - S.J. Perelman
You learn almost as much about a thinker from what he reads—in particular, what he likes and what he disdains—as from what he writes himself. - Rodney Ulyate
The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved. - Marge Piercy
A writer's pen depreciates with every word that it writes. Whereas she appreciates with every word that she writes. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it. - Tom Wolfe
It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity. - Beatrice Potter Webb
I became a writer when I learnt how to read -- how to listen; how to see, smell, touch, and feel. But not everyone who knows these things, not everyone who writes, or publishes, is a writer. Writing is in the soul. - Cindy Aime
Let me be one of the people who writes their life history, not with ink, with the colors of a caring heart. - Debasish Mridha
The papers say we're married, but it's the heart that writes the love story. - Anthony Liccione
The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always. - Arthur Miller
A man who writes a story is forced to put into it the best of his knowledge and the best of his feeling. The discipline of the written word punishes stupidity and dishonesty. A writer lives in awe of words for they can be cruel or kind, and they can change their meanings right in front of you. - John Steinbeck
The writer… begins in confusion and nothingness and writes his way into clarity. - Phyllis Rose
It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have. - Flannery O'Connor
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds. - Alfred Kazin
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
Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself...It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent. - Harper Lee
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