Writing Quotes

The chief virtue that language can have is clarity.

The chief virtue that language can have is clarity.

Hippocrates
You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.

You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.

Carl Friedrich Gauss
Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Gene Fowler
I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it.

I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it.

Kanye West
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.

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

Douglas Engelbart
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

V. S. Naipaul
If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die

If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die

Mik Everett
Writing is like any other sort of sport. In order for you to get better at it, you have to exercise the muscle.

Writing is like any other sort of sport. In order for you to get better at it, you have to exercise the muscle.

Isaac Asimov
I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life. I wrote that way too

I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life. I wrote that way too

Mary Oliver
I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.

I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.

Jodi Picoult
No black woman writer in this culture can write "too much". Indeed, no woman writer can write "too much"...No woman has ever written enough

No black woman writer in this culture can write "too much". Indeed, no woman writer can write "too much"...No woman has ever written enough

bell hooks