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Quotes About Writing: “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” — Beatrix Potter

There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.

— Beatrix Potter



Quotes About Writing: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” — Stephen King

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

— Stephen King


Quotes About Writing: “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

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


Quotes About Writing: “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” — Louis L'Amour

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

— Louis L'Amour


Quotes About Writing: “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.” — 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.

— Neil Gaiman


Quotes About Writing: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” — Anton Chekhov

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

— Anton Chekhov


Quotes About Writing: “You can make anything by writing.” — C. S. Lewis

You can make anything by writing.

— C. S. Lewis


Quotes About Writing: “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” — Stephen King

The scariest moment is always just before you start.

— Stephen King


Quotes About Writing: “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” — Frank Herbert

There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.

— Frank Herbert


Quotes About Writing: “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” — Stephen King

You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.

— Stephen King



Quotes About Writing: “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” — E. L. Doctorow

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

— E. L. Doctorow


Quotes About Writing: “Tears are words that need to be written.” — Paulo Coelho

Tears are words that need to be written.

— Paulo Coelho


Quotes About Writing: “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” — Anne Frank

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.

— Anne Frank


Quotes About Writing: “Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” — Philip José Farmer

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

— Philip José Farmer


Quotes About Writing: “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Philip Pullman

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

— Philip Pullman


Quotes About Writing: “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” — Ernest Hemingway

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.

— Ernest Hemingway


Quotes About Writing: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” — W. Somerset Maugham

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

— W. Somerset Maugham


Quotes About Writing: “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” — Anaïs Nin

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

— Anaïs Nin


Quotes About Writing: “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” — Aldous Huxley

Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.

— Aldous Huxley


Quotes About Writing: “I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.  ” — Patrick Dennis

I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.

— Patrick Dennis



Quotes About Writing: “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 there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

— Toni Morrison


Quotes About Writing: “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.” — Neil Gaiman

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.

— Neil Gaiman


Quotes About Writing: “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” — Lloyd Alexander

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.

— Lloyd Alexander


Quotes About Writing: “I write to discover what I know.” — Flannery O'Connor

I write to discover what I know.

— Flannery O'Connor


Quotes About Writing: “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” — Thomas Mann

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

— Thomas Mann


Quotes About Writing: “You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London


Quotes About Writing: “The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” — Anaïs Nin

The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.

— Anaïs Nin


Quotes About Writing: “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” — Stephen King

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

— Stephen King


Quotes About Writing: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

— Mark Twain


Quotes About Writing: “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” — George Orwell

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.

— George Orwell


Quotes About Writing: “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” — Ernest Hemingway

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

— Ernest Hemingway


Quotes About Writing: “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.  No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” — Robert Frost

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

— Robert Frost


Quotes About Writing: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Ernest Hemingway

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

— Ernest Hemingway


Quotes About Writing: “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” — Philip Roth

The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.

— Philip Roth


Quotes About Writing: “A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.” — Stephen King

A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.

— Stephen King


Quotes About Writing: “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

— Jack Kerouac


Quotes About Writing: “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

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


Quotes About Writing: “I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.” — Roald Dahl

I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.

— Roald Dahl


Quotes About Writing: “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” — Virginia Woolf

Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.

— Virginia Woolf


Quotes About Writing: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” — Stephen King

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.

— Stephen King


Quotes About Writing: “Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.” — Virginia Woolf

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

— Virginia Woolf


Quotes About Writing: “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” — Saul Bellow

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

— Saul Bellow


Quotes About Writing: “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” — Albert Camus

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.

— Albert Camus


Quotes About Writing: “Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.” — Neil Gaiman

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

— Neil Gaiman


Quotes About Writing: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” — Douglas Adams

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

— Douglas Adams


Quotes About Writing: “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

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


Quotes About Writing: “If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.” — William Faulkner

If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.

— William Faulkner


Quotes About Writing: “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” — Stephen King

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.

— Stephen King


Quotes About Writing: “That’s what fiction is for.  It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” — Tim O'Brien

That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.

— Tim O'Brien


Quotes About Writing: “Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.” — Howard Nemerov

Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.

— Howard Nemerov

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