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Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

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Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

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The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

The way to write is well, and how is your own business.
- A. J. Liebling

I wouldn't write a book, because saying the word I
over and over again would nauseate me.
- John Kluge

It's really a lot easier to write about things that are problematic.
Who wants to hear how happy you are?
- Lyle Lovett

I write a story as if it were a letter to someone and essentially,
that's what you do.
- Theodore Sturgeon

So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything,
but I still do.
I write books, lecture around the world,
work with scientists and governments.
- Uri Geller

I wanted to write stories for myself.
At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft.
I just wanted to become good at the art of something.
And writing was very private.
- Amy Tan

Shakespeare doesn't really write subtext,
you play the subtext.
- Gary Oldman

Fans are really important for me.
And if they take pains to write me, it's the minimum that I answer myself.
- Daniel Radcliffe

I like to write when I feel spiteful.
It is like having a good sneeze.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
- Thomas Beecham

I would not want to write something about something I do not think about.
- Geezer Butler

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married.
Write down the advice of him who loves you,
though you like it not at present.
He that has no children brings them up well.
- Germaine Greer

We write to taste life twice,
in the moment, and in retrospection.
- Anais Nin

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry,
and that's a mistake.
One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
- Lucille Clifton

I start with the joke line and write backward.
- Nipsey Russell

He took me from not being able to write a word in terms
of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
- George Lucas

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others,
that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
- Francis Bacon

As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody
than it is to write a song that they like.
- Brad Paisley

I write music to please myself.
Hopefully the director's enjoying it too.
- Carter Burwell

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist.
I mean, I really do just write and record what interests
me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.
- David Bowie

I don't finish every story, but I probably write and
send out three out of five of them.
- Robert Sheckley

There is no doubt that it is more difficult to read
and more difficult to write but I still manage.
- Colleen McCullough

I can write for any magazine now, in any voice.
I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep,
it's like writing a grocery list.
- Ann Patchett

In Stratford you either turn into an alcoholic or you better write.
- Christopher Plummer

I think my books talk about kids learning to like and
respect themselves and each other.
You can't write a message book; you just tell the best
story you know how to tell.
- Paula Danziger

I was never too keen on the British music press.
They've called us a supermarket hype,
and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
- Freddie Mercury

When it comes time to write the book itself I'll shut the lights out,
picture the scene I'm about to write then close my eyes and go at it.
Yes, I can touch type.
- Jeffery Deaver

I don't write for any group.
I write to bring about a change in consciousness.
- Jeanette Winterson

Never give up.
And most importantly, be true to yourself.
Write from your heart, in your own voice,
and about what you believe in.
- Louise Brown

I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing -
it wasn't enough to play other people's notes:
I had to write notes too.
- Luc Ferrari

At least for the people who send me mail about a new
language that they're designing,
the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a compiler.
- Dennis Ritchie

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore,
the means of knowledge.
Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
- John Adams

Why the hell can't people just write nice happy stories
about people having happy sex? That's what I want,
and I bet a whole bunch of other people want it too.
- Phil Foglio

The least learned, for the most part,
have been always most ready to write.
- Roger Ascham

That sense of failure, I don't know where people put
it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically.
It must go somewhere.
- Sting

I let people say and write what they want.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden
we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them,
and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge.
- Mike Judge

But I can also write in crappy motel rooms,
while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist's chair.
- Augusten Burroughs

Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Well, I think that when you direct a movie or write it.
And in the case of the two movies I did,
I wrote and directed, they occupy a special place for you.
- Sean Penn

I must write it all out, at any cost.
Writing is thinking.
It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

She told fortunes for a living.
It's a wacky book and was great fun to write.
It is very much a look at what life was like for women
in Australia in the 1960's.
- Colleen McCullough

I never think at all when I write.
Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.
- Horace

I wanted to write about what we were doing at the French Laundry,
the recipes and the stories.
- Thomas Keller

As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead,
trying to kill me.
- George Orwell

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