Writing Quotes

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world

Philip Pullman
Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write

Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write

Elie Wiesel
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork

I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork

Peter De Vries
Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else

Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else

Gloria Steinem
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion

The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion

Frank Herbert
Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia

Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia

Kurt Vonnegut
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever

Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever

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

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

J. M. Coetzee
Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity

Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity

Rainbow Rowell
Write what you know

Write what you know

Mark Twain
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.

Alexander Pope