Writing Quotes and Sayings

Unlike the many sages
And professors of today,
I can’t write many pages
When I have little to say!
Boghos L. Artinian

Submitted by: Boghos L. Artinian on May 17, 2017

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 on April 6, 2016

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

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

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
Sylvia Plath

Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
Jules Renard

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
Jules Renard


I’m a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.
Alfred Hitchcock

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

Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Every time I am alone, a pen and a book are my best friends.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo on June 28, 2015

Whenever I have a massage to tell the world, a book and a pen are the first to know.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo on June 28, 2015

Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
Clarence Darrow

A country that does not know how to read and write is easy to deceive.
Che Guevara

If you want to write, start writing now in your own home town and write every day as hard as you can; do not think you have to go to Paris and wait for inspiration to strike.
Thomas Wolfe

There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.
Mason Cooley

Writing about an idea frees me of it. Thinking about it is a circle of repetitions.
Mason Cooley


The best fame is a writer’s fame. It’s enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not enough to get you interrupted when you eat.
Fran Lebowitz

Some read to think, these are rare; some to write, these are common; and some read to talk, and these form the great majority.
Charles Caleb Colton

Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.
Amy Tan

A writer is nothing without a reader; a reader is nothing without a writer.
Anthony Liccione

To be a writer you need to spend most of the time alone.

Submitted by: Maduwa thabo on June 2, 2015

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