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Writing Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Writing.

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

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Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

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I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have no interest in writing, directing or producing.
- Ted Shackelford

At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book,
but fully engaged with writing screenplays,
so the book idea - which needs empty space in my head -
is barely formed yet.
- Rose Tremain

My writing day has grown shorter as I've aged,
although it seems to produce the same number of pages.
- Anne Tyler

Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill,
it gives you more chances to score on the market.
I did that for eight years before making my first sale.
- Piers Anthony

People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect
American family and I destroyed that image.
But what people have to understand is writing that
book was very healing for me.
- LaToya Jackson

Also, they don't understand - writing is language.
The use of language.
The language to create image, the language to create drama.
It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
- John Milius

If I waited till I felt like writing,
I'd never write at all.
- Anne Tyler

Learn as much by writing as by reading.
- Lord Acton

I also don't have organized religion on Pern.
I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing -
that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
- Anne McCaffrey

The only joy I had was writing what was.
That book was.
It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that.
But it is my story as I was then.
- Mary MacLane

Writing is a really good first step toward that goal of knowing yourself.
- Jewel Kilcher

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

Dreams are illustrations...
from the book your soul is writing about you.
- Marsha Norman

But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to,
we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band.
Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
- Edie Brickell

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

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry
as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
- John Updike

I spent as much time writing proposals in '98 and '99
as I did writing scripts.
- Mark Millar

I always treated writing as a profession,
never as a hobby.
If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me.
I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer.
- Robert Wyatt

Writing for young children I find I often use particular
jokes with words and exaggerated,
funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex
stories for older children too.
- Margaret Mahy

Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is,
his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages.
He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past.
- Lytton Strachey

DeLillo never seems committed to me to what he is writing.
Very nice surfaces, but he's got nothing underneath.
- Leslie Fiedler

You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque.
Charity is almost the wrong word - I think people are
beginning to feel more responsible for the world.
- Joanna Lumley

You learn a lot, writing fiction.
- Penelope Lively

For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers

And I love writing.
I've always loved writing.
- James Daly

I don't know why I started writing.
I don't know why anybody does it.
Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else.
- Cormac McCarthy

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end,
in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and
write my classical music,
which has always been my passion.
- Malcolm Arnold

Well, in features, and in writing especially,
it's often the style of the writer comes in.
- Kurt Loder

Writing is hard work.
Generating stories that catch people's attention and
holding it are very difficult.
- David Ogden Stiers

If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days,
I don't.
And I don't think about it.
It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege.
- Jonathan Carroll

I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.
- Patrick Dennis

I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.
- Margaret Mahy

As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up!
while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was
my wife's money and little bits I was picking up for journalism.
- Jonathan Coe

The writer's duty is to keep on writing.
- William Styron

I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.
- Elliott Smith

If you do not breathe through writing,
if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing,
then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
- Anais Nin

Reading, like writing, is a creative act.
If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book,
then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
- Ben Okri

There's no better satisfaction than writing.
I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it.
- Garry Marshall

I went to college, though I didn't take many writing courses.
- Walter Jon Williams

When we finished the tour we had been writing together for a year.
We moved forward from there and have just now finished our record.
We're having a new record out in the Spring.
- Kathy Valentine

A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.
- Suzanne Vega

As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery,
fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural,
there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
- Georges Bizet

Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote.
- H. C. Bunner

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply
to keep on writing and making a living at it.
- Fred Saberhagen

I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it,
for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.
- Dean Koontz

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay,
or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I was 37 years old.
I wanted to support myself by writing.
- Judith Rossner

I am never going to write for the sake of writing.
- Emma Lazarus

It was such a paradox for me that the only thing I know how to do is act,
but that the first thing I abandoned while writing were the characters.
- Bryce Dallas Howard

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly
belabored intellectual process,
I just throw it out.
- Alanis Morissette

Cursive writing does not mean what I think it does.
- Nancy Cartwright

There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point.
In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page,
it's not just a collection of notes.
- Harrison Birtwistle

That isn't writing at all, it's typing.
- Truman Capote

Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
- Andre Breton

Writing is like prostitution.
First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends,
and then for money.
- Moliere

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live.
You can't write with the passion you receive until
you see a Dick Dale concert.
- Dick Dale


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