Writing Quotes and Sayings

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

Not all pens can write well.

Submitted by: Nyabuk Nteyoho on November 7, 2013

If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.
Margaret Atwood

Writing is the painting of the voice.

The worst thing you write is better than the best thing you did not write.

Good writing is clear thinking made visible.
– Bill Wheeler

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


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

First drafts don’t have to be perfect. They just have to be written.

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

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

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

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

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

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

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
– E.L. Doctorow

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

If a writer is daydreaming, leave them be. They could be plotting their next great story.
– Graeme Roberts

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.
– Ray Bradbury

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Maya Angelou

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

You are currently going through my best friend. Please be considerate and respectful of my diary.

Submitted by: Naqibullah Paiman on September 29, 2013

Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
Joseph Joubert

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

Reading makes a full man, writing a precise man.
Francis Bacon

Writing without responsibility is like taking out your cloths in public and begging people to not look at you.
– M.F.Moonzajer

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

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