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Writing Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Writing are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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've been writing full-time since 1978.
- Alan Dean Foster

It's not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and
recording the next month.
I think you're looking for songs all year long and
you're writing all year long.
- Keith Urban

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most
enjoyable moment in writing.
It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life,
period.
- Nicholas Sparks

I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing.
- Thomas Haden Church

For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work.
- Gay Talese

Re-writing is different from writing.
Original writing is very difficult.
- David Cronenberg

Writing is the supreme solace.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained.
For those two hours he has been in a different place
with totally different people.
- Roald Dahl

Nobody's going to write a book about me,
because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about.
- Jack K. Cooke

The language has got to be fully alive -
I can't bear dull,
flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it.
- Helen Dunmore

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give
a sense of quiet in a crowded day -
like writing a poem or saying a prayer.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Generally, my writing is influenced by living,
by absorbing everything that happens to me and my actions.
- Graham Nash

My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days,
after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs.
- Manuel Puig

I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven.
I'm much more involved in story elements,
casting decisions, the writing of the show,
the blocking of the scenes.
- Michael Biehn

I didn't know anything about writing a screenplay,
but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay.
- Kate DiCamillo

If I really considered myself a writer,
I wouldn't be writing screenplays.
I'd be writing novels.
- Quentin Tarantino

The real joy is in constructing a sentence.
But I see myself as an actor first because writing
is what you do when you are ready and acting is what
you do when someone else is ready.
- Steve Martin

The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is
when people write to me or speak to me in public to
tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.
- Sidney Sheldon

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

I do not pretend to write much of a letter.
You know under what circumstances I am writing.
- Joshua Chamberlain

While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine
was the result of economic mismanagement but during
the research I realised that it was something more sinister.
- Jung Chang

Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun
but now it's getting downright tedious for most people.
- Mike Davidson

I think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing.
- Tim LaHaye

Writing is like walking in a deserted street.
Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
- John le Carre

Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing -
not at first,
if ever.
My wife worked for years to support us.
- Piers Anthony

When you are writing, of course, you have to do all
that writing and correcting for yourself.
When I was a librarian it was expected that I would
know about a wide range of books.
- Margaret Mahy

Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas,
play with language, solve problems, use my imagination,
and draw on my own childhood.
- Jack Prelutsky

How can you stop writing?
- Tony Hillerman

During that first year, I felt guilty that my wife
was out working bringing in all our income,
while I was at home playing on the computer,
so I made myself treat writing like a job.
- George Stephen

I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized.
I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing
in a way that changes the way people think.
No other business does that.
- Jeffrey Donovan

Each one of us had a little story to tell and each
recording was based on that.
Lou played all of the music but we both sort of kicked
around some cords during the writing phase.
- Phil Harris

I really enjoy writing novels.
It's like the ocean.
You can just build a boat and take off.
- Denis Johnson

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

Writing is one of the few professions in which you
can psychoanalyse yourself,
get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public,
and get paid for it.
- Octavia Butler

In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times
better than anything today.
Writing, a thousand times better.
- John Kricfalusi

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -
reading,
writing, thinking - can.
- Helen Gurley Brown

When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano.
I got so far and then lost interest.
Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.
- Otis Blackwell

I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record...
So I was just writing songs.
- Billy Sherwood

Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between.
There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it.
I am zeroing in on what I do best.
- Carla Bley

To me, all writing is like music.
And especially dialogue.
I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be,
a composer.
Acting got me sidetracked.
- Dirk Benedict

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history,
there could be no concept of humanity.
- Hermann Hesse

Fiction writing is great.
You can make up almost anything.
- Ivana Trump

I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial,
but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out.
I like a little suspense when I am writing,
too.
- James Patterson

If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives,
that's more than just entertainment-which is what we
writers all struggle to do,
to touch people.
- Dean Koontz

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

This is not writing at all.
Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether,
if I knew what I meant.
- Virginia Woolf

I spend a lot of time writing in New York.
- Keren Ann

I am a writer.
I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing
career to play detective.
- James Ellroy

I get drunk writing words.
I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away
with writing that I get inebriated from it.
- John Shirley

The storyboard department doesn't talk to the layout department,
which doesn't talk to the writing department.
They're all jealous of each other.
- John Kricfalusi

I do not want to have the feeling of writing "for eternity,"
so to speak.
- Elfriede Jelinek

True ease in writing comes from art,
not chance,
as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
- Alexander Pope

Research to me is as important or more important than the writing.
It is the foundation upon which the book is built.
- Leon Uris

Whatever I'm reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I'm writing.
- John Sladek

That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date,
is always a real challenge, and you bring that back
to your partner when you return to writing with them.
- Cynthia Weil

Oh, it's essential.
I mean, you have to - if I'm writing about the Middle East,
I have to go there, and if possible,
stay long enough to get a real feeling for what's going on.
- Joe Sacco

Writing and Painting are the same for me.
- Peter Malkin

Like so many writers I started writing stories because
I didn't have much time for anything else.
- Tobias Wolff

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake,
and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
- David Amram


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