Writing Quotes and Sayings

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

Easy reading is damn hard writing.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
Stephen King

So what? All writers are lunatics!
– Cornelia Funke

You can make anything by writing.
C.S. Lewis


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

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

I do want to work on writing, because writing’s a skill. Writing is something that you can train yourself to know better. To know yourself better. And it’s intimidating as hell.
– Kristen Stewart

Use the creative process – singing, writing, art, dance, whatever – to get to know yourself better.
– Catie Curtis

If you really want to know yourself, start by writing a book.
– Shereen El Feki

Author is the real hero of the book and characters displaced will be his own experiences.

Submitted by: liaqath

A drop of ink may make a million think.
Lord Byron

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

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

If you wish to be a writer, write.

Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
John Steinbeck

Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.
Sylvia Plath

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