Writing Quotes and Sayings
Not all pens can write well.
A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it.
- Ernest Hemingway
If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.
- Margaret Atwood
The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
- Robert Cormier
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
- Robert Frost
I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t I would die.
- Isaac Asimov
You might not write well everyday, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.
- Jodi Picoult
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
- Maya Angelou
Writing without responsibility is like taking out your cloths in public and begging people to not look at you.
We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.
- Anthony Burgess
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
- E.L. Doctorow
You are currently going through my best friend. Please be considerate and respectful of my diary.
Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.
- Ray Bradbury
A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.
- William Faulkner
Writing is one-third imagination, one-third experience, and one third observation.
- William Faulkner
Look in your heart & write.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
- W. Somerset Maugham
Reading makes a full man, writing a precise man.
- Francis Bacon
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
- Joseph Joubert
You can make anything by writing.
- C.S. Lewis
So what? All writers are lunatics!
- Cornelia Funke
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
- Benjamin Franklin
A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
- Thomas Mann