Writing Quotes and Sayings

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

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Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.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

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