Writing Quotes and Sayings - Page 2

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

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

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The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.
- Ernest Hemingway

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The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
- Thomas Wolfe

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

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Nature fits all her children with something to do, he who would write and can’t write, can surely review.
- James Russell Lowell

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You are what you write.
- Helvy Tiana Rosa

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In writing, you must kill all your darlings.
- William Faulkner

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

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

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Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.
- Stephen King

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Don’t be ‘a writer’. Be writing.
- William Faulkner

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Write what should not be forgotten.
- Isabel Allende

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

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

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I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.
- William Faulkner

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

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I hate writing, I love having written.
- Dorothy Parker

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Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T.S. Eliot

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

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Easy reading is damn hard writing.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard

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Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

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Tears are words that need to be written.
- Paulo Coelho


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