Writing Quotes and Sayings - Page 2

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

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

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An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
- François- René de Chateaubriand

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Half of writing history is hiding the truth.
- Joss Whedon

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I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.
- Ovid

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The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
- Stephen King

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I don’t see how you can write anything of value if you don’t offend someone.
- Marvin Harris

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What one wrote playfully, another reads with tension and passion; what one wrote with tension and passion,another reads playfully.
- Paul Valéry

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Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.
- Sylvia Plath

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With writing, we have second chances.
- Jonathan Safran Foer

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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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