Quotes About Writing

“Tears are words that need to be written.”

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-Paulo Coelho

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

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-Oscar Wilde

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”

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-Neil Gaiman

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”

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-Neil Gaiman

“Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.”

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-Neil Gaiman

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”

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-Neil Gaiman

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

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-Maya Angelou

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”

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-Mark Twain

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

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-Mark Twain

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

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-Margaret Atwood

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”

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-Robert Frost

“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.”

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-Ray Bradbury

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

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-Ray Bradbury

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

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-Philip Pullman

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”

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-Philip José Farmer

“Tears are words that need to be written.”

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-Paulo Coelho

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

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-Oscar Wilde

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”

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-Neil Gaiman

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”

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-Neil Gaiman

“Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.”

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-Neil Gaiman
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