Writing Quotes

The story is always better than your ability to write it

The story is always better than your ability to write it

Robin McKinley
It's hell writing and it's hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written

It's hell writing and it's hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written

Robert Hass
She looked away. Her attitude seemed to suggest that she had finished with him, and would be obliged if somebody would come and sweep him up

She looked away. Her attitude seemed to suggest that she had finished with him, and would be obliged if somebody would come and sweep him up

P.G. Wodehouse
I write to find out what I'm talking about

I write to find out what I'm talking about

Edward Albee
Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.

Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.

Gabriel García Márquez
I stay out of politics because if I begin thinking too much about politics, I'll probably... drop writing children's books and become a political cartoonist again.

I stay out of politics because if I begin thinking too much about politics, I'll probably... drop writing children's books and become a political cartoonist again.

August Wilson
So when I started writing my own stuff, it was with a lot of combinations and time changes and power.

So when I started writing my own stuff, it was with a lot of combinations and time changes and power.

Aaron Sorkin
Writing's like gambling. Unpredictable and sporadic successes make you more addicted, not less.

Writing's like gambling. Unpredictable and sporadic successes make you more addicted, not less.

Kelela
I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing

I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing

Anaïs Nin
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader

Robert Frost
This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather tear myself to a thousand pieces than be buried with this world within me

This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather tear myself to a thousand pieces than be buried with this world within me

Kafka Franz