Write and Writing Quotes

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

Ernest Hemingway

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison

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

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

Stephen King

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

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

Anaïs Nin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Saul Bellow

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

Write and Writing Quotes

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

Robert Frost

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

Ray Bradbury

Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

Oscar Wilde

Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

E.L. Doctorow

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

Louis L’Amour

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

Henry David Thoreau

If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.

Chinua Achebe

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

Anne Frank

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

Stephen King

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

W. Somerset Maugham

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

Ernest Hemingway

Tonight I can write the saddest lines
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

Pablo Neruda

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

Thomas Mann

I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.

Charles Bukowski

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.

Dodie Smith

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

Neil Gaiman

You can make anything by writing.

C.S. Lewis

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

I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Tears are words that need to be written.

Paulo Coelho

I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.

Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

Anaïs Nin

You should write a book,” Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, “translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.

J.K. Rowling

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

Howard Nemerov

Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.

Carol Shields

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Writing what you wished was the most dangerous form of wishful thinking.

Amy Tan

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

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.

Angela Carter

So what? All writers are lunatics!

Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.

John Cheever

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

Albert Camus

I write to discover what I know.

Flannery O’Connor

I want to write my own eulogy, and I want to write it in Latin. It seems only fitting to read a dead language at my funeral.

Jarod Kintz, I Want

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.

Dr. Seuss

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

Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.

Stephen King

If your writing doesn’t keep you up at night, it won’t keep anyone else up either

James M. Cain

Write what should not be forgotten.

Isabel Allende

There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that. Read sometimes for the words–the language. Don’t be like the play-it-safers who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.

Stephen King

We write in response to what we read and learn; and in the end we write out of our deepest selves.

Andrea Barrett

I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.

Mark Twain

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

Edgar Allan Poe

I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can’t write unless you read.

William Trevor

If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.

Kingsley Amis

Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.

Norman Mailer

As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.

Ernest Hemingway

I hate writing, I love having written.

Dorothy Parker

Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.

William Allingham

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

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.

James A. Michener

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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 is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Gene Fowler

Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

Andy Warhol

Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.

John Green

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.

Franz Kafka

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.

William Faulkner

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

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

Hermann Hesse

You can write a book on how to ruin someone’s perfect day.

Taylor Swift

You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.

John Green

Write hard and clear about what hurts.

Ernest Hemingway

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

All I need is a sheet of paper
and something to write with, and then
I can turn the world upside down.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.

Brad Paisley

I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still

Sylvia Plath, Letters Home

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

Anthony Burgess

Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

A writer should read until he is filled to the brim and like a pitcher which is over-filled over flows. And then he should write.

Charles Nodier

Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.

Jules Renard

I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.

Isaac Asimov

Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.

Ray Bradbury

In order to write about life first you must live it.

Ernest Hemingway

I have tried my best to keep my country alive by writing about it.

Nuruddin Farah

When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.

Kurt Vonnegut

The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.

Ernest Hemingway

Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.

Franz Kafka

Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.

C.S. Lewis

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

Cyril Connolly

I write emotional algebra.

Anaïs Nin

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.

Jessamyn West

A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

Graham Greene

A writer – and, I believe, generally all persons – must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.

Jorge Luis Borges

I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual

Virginia Woolf

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

Don’t be ‘a writer’. Be writing.

William Faulkner

Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.

Kathryn Stockett

It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.

Ernest Hemingway

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

Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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

Write about the emotions you fear the most.

Laurie Halse Anderson

So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.

Virginia Woolf

If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.

Martin Luther

If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!

Jackie Collins

Nothing can save you except writing. it keeps the walls from failing.

Charles Bukowski

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I was attempting to write the story of my life. It wasn’t so much about plot. It was much more about character.

David Levithan

Find your quiet center of life and write from that to the world.

Sarah Orne Jewett

To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.

Aristotle

Mine is not an obedient writing. I think that literature as any art has to be irreverent.

Reinaldo Arenas

To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself.

Anne Rice

With writing, we have second chances.

Jonathan Safran Foer

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.

Richard Bach

The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit detector.

Ernest Hemingway

While I’m writing, I’m far away;
and when I come back, I’ve gone.

Pablo Neruda

If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad.

George Gordon Byron

Great books write themselves, only bad books have to be written.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Writing isn’t letters on paper. It’s communication. It’s memory.

Isaac Marion

There’s no such thing as perfect writing, just like there’s no such thing as perfect despair.

Haruki Murakami

A good book isn’t written, it’s rewritten.

Phyllis A. Whitney, Guide to Fiction Writing

Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.

Eudora Welty, On Writing

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.

Ernest Hemingway

Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.

Tennessee Williams

If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.

Mik Everett

I’m writing this book because we’re all going to die.

Jack Kerouac

I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life. I can’t be satisfied with the colossal job of merely living. Oh, no, I must order life in sonnets and sestinas and provide a verbal reflector for my 60-watt lighted head.

Sylvia Plath

Written words can also sing.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Writing is one of the few careers for which you essentially train yourself, the other two major ones being juggling and pickpocketing.

Maureen Johnson

The story is always better than your ability to write it.

Robin McKinley

Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

Oscar Wilde

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

Don’t get it right, get it written.

Ally Carter

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 only want to write. And there’s no college for that except life.

Dodie Smith

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

Robert A. Heinlein

When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it

Dodie Smith

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.

Roald Dahl

You are what you write.

Helvy Tiana Rosa

I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.

Flannery O’Connor

Writing stories is a kind of magic, too.

Cornelia Funke

I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.

Peter De Vries

So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book.

A.A. Milne

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.

T.S. Eliot

One should never write down or up to people, but out of yourself.

Christopher Isherwood

Writers are the exorcists of their own demons.

Mario Vargas Llosa

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.

Elmore Leonard

Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.

Gloria Steinem

Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.

Elie Wiesel

Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.

George R.R. Martin

The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.

Tom Waits

Which is why I am writing this book. To think. To understand. It just happens to be the way I’m made. I have to write things down to feel I fully comprehend them.

Haruki Murakami

What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.

Jacques Derrida

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

Don Roff

If I knew words enough, I could write the longest love letter in the world and never get tired

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

Gustave Flaubert

I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don’t remember what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose.

P.G. Wodehouse

You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say.

Truman Capote

Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.

Emil M. Cioran

You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it.

Adrienne Rich

If there is a book you want to read but isn`t written yet,write it.

Shel Silverstein

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.

André Gide

All good writing is like swimming underwater and holding your
breath.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Lewis Carroll

Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man’s face. It cannot be concealed.

Oscar Wilde

Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.

Khaled Hosseini

If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.

George Orwell

The thing about writing is I can’t tell if it’s healing or destroying.

Rupi Kaur

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.

Mark Twain

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.

Meister Eckhart

I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.

Madeleine L’Engle

To write is human, to edit is divine.

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Nothing but writing rests me; only then do I seem completely myself!

Kate Douglas Wiggin

I want to write a novel about Silence,” he said; “the things people don’t say.

Virginia Woolf

Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.

Kahlil Gibran

I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.

Hunter S. Thompson

Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.

Stephen King

Writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.

Shannon Hale

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

Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer, not a genre.

Carlos Fuentes

…I am writing these poems from inside a lion…

Shel Silverstein

Write without pay until somebody offers to pay.

Mark Twain

I would write out the lyrics of my favourite songs.

Jonathan Safran Foer

When they give you lined paper, write the other way.

Ray Bradbury

A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.

Samuel Johnson

I have always wanted to write a book that ended with the word ‘mayonnaise.

Richard Brautigan

Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.

Jorge Luis Borges

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.

Anne Lamott,

Dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you.

Marsha Norman

I’m a slow reader, but I usually get through seventy or eighty books a year, most fiction. I don’t read in order to study the craft; I read because I like to read

Stephen King

Every word a woman writes changes the story of the world, revises the official version.

Carolyn See

Writers do not live one life, they live two. There is the living and then there is the writing. There is the second tasting, the delayed reaction.

Anaïs Nin

He is exactly the poem I wanted to write.

Mary Oliver

That is why I write – to try to turn sadness into longing, solitude into remembrance.

Paulo Coelho

I must be lean & write & make worlds beside this to live in.

Sylvia Plath

A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.

William Faulkner

…there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness, too. That was writing.

Markus Zusak

Wise men read books about history. Strong men write them.

Pierce Brown

A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.

Jane Austen

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.

Steven Wright

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

I write because you exist.

Michael Faudet

I’m just going to write because I cannot help it.

Charlotte Brontë

I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.

D.H. Lawrence, Letters

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.

Benjamin Disraeli

Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego.

Norman Mailer

I am one thing, my writings are another.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All poets write bad poetry. Bad poets publish them, good poets burn them.

Umberto Eco

Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.

Lawrence Clark Powell

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

Alan Dean Foster

I’m one of those people who doesn’t really know what he thinks until he writes it down.

Stephen King

The only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself

William Faulkner

Then I decided I would spend the summer writing a novel.
That would fix a lot of people.

Sylvia Plath

I don’t write a book so that it will be the final word; I write a book so that other books are possible, not necessarily written by me.

Michel Foucault

A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.

Tom Bissell

You either have to write or you shouldn’t be writing. That’s all.

Joss Whedon

Write what you know.

Mark Twain

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.

Sylvia Plath

I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing.

Anaïs Nin

Write it down today, put it away, make sense of it tomorrow.

Courtney Summers

A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it.

Ernest Hemingway

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

Jules Renard

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.

E.B. White

Every writer I know has trouble writing.

Joseph Heller

When you write you tell yourself a story. When you rewrite you take out everything that is NOT the story.

Stephen King

I write to find strength.
I write to become the person that hides inside me.
I write to light the way through the darkness for others.
I write to be seen and heard.
I write to be near those I love.
I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper.
I write because my heart speaks a different language that someone needs to hear.
I write past the embarrassment of exposure.
I write because hypocrisy doesn’t need answers, rather it needs questions to heal.
I write myself out of nightmares.
I write because I am nostalgic, romantic and demand happy endings.
I write to remember.
I write knowing conversations don’t always take place.
I write because speaking can’t be reread.
I write to sooth a mind that races.
I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in the sand.
I write because my emotions belong to the moon; high tide, low tide.
I write knowing I will fall on my words, but no one will say it was for very long.
I write because I want to paint the world the way I see love should be.
I write to provide a legacy.
I write to make sense out of senselessness.
I write knowing I will be killed by my own words, stabbed by critics, crucified by both misunderstanding and understanding.
I write for the haters, the lovers, the lonely, the brokenhearted and the dreamers.
I write because one day someone will tell me that my emotions were not a waste of time.
I write because God loves stories.
I write because one day I will be gone, but what I believed and felt will live on.

Shannon L. Alder

I don’t know what I think until I write it down.

Joan Didion

I write to find out what I’m talking about.

Edward Albee

A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.

Oscar Wilde

To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

And I could write it better than you ever felt it.

Pete Wentz

I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.

Samuel Johnson

I’m writing an unauthorized autobiography.

Steven Wright

We remember the past, live in the present, and write the future.

Shaun David Hutchinson

There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.

Ernest Hemingway

She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen.

Christopher Poindexter

Writing is seduction.

Stephen King

The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn’t.

Iain M. Banks

The desire to write grows with writing.

Erasmus

You could write a book about things that you can’t find on-line.

Maggie Stiefvater

We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter

Allen Ginsberg

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn

Robert Frost

Hey baby, when I write, I’m the hero of my shit.

Charles Bukowski

There are no accusations with writing, no judgment, no shame, only freedom.

Jessica Sorensen

Write me of hope and love, and hearts that endured.

Emily Dickinson

Writing is the geometry of the soul.

Plato

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning and inhibit clarity.

Bill Watterson

Really, becoming a writer sounds more like a mental illness than a professional choice.

Shannon Hale

I’m not a writer with a drinking problem, I’m a drinker with a writing problem.

Dorothy Parker

The job of the writer is to take a close and uncomfortable look at the world they inhabit.

Walter Mosley

I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.

Ernest Hemingway

Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.

Isabel Allende

I will write in words of fire.
I will write them on your skin.
I will write about desire.
Write beginnings, write of sin.
You’re the book I love the best,
your skin only holds my truth,
you will be a palimpsest
lines of age rewriting youth.
You will not burn upon the pyre.
Or be buried on the shelf.
You’re my letter to desire:
And you’ll never read yourself.
I will trace each word and comma
As the final dusk descends,
You’re my tale of dreams and drama,
Let us find out how it ends.

Neil Gaiman

If you own this story you get to write the ending.

Brené Brown

There’s two kinds of women–those you write poems about and those you don’t.

Jeffrey McDaniel

Writing does not resurrect. It buries.

John Green

Writing is both mask and unveiling.

E.B. White

More than one person, doubtless like me, writes in order to have no face.

Michel Foucault

I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.

Anne Frank

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

There is no such thing as an “aspiring writer”. You are a writer. Period.

Matthew Reilly, Area 7

You fail only if you stop writing.

Ray Bradbury

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

Dodie Smith

Writers will happen in the best of families.

Rita Mae Brown

You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, “Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.

Ernest Hemingway

It’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.

Robert Hass

If your life is worth thinking about,it is worth writing about.

Robin S. Sharma

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.

Terry Pratchett

The four rules of writing… 1. Write to discover. 2. There is no greater discovery than love. 3. All love comes from the Creator. 4. Write what you will.

Ted Dekker

So long as I have questions to which there are no answers, I shall go on writing.

Clarice Lispector

u r what u read
u r what u write

Andrea Hirata

You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.

Carlos Fuentes

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

Writing, real writing, should leave a small sweet bruise somewhere on the writer . . . and on the reader.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Being a writer brings out a sassy woman inside me, and I love her so.

Anna Bayes

Writing is such a damn lonely sickness.

David Mitchell

Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns.

Stephen King

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Frank Zappa

Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.

Dorothy Parker

Writing is a delicious agony.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Writers write while dreamers procastinate.

Besa Kosova