Writing Quotes

Writing is such a 'pretend' profession. Nobody is counting on you at all. You can't 'pretend' to be a lawyer or a teacher. It takes a lot of grit to continue.

Writing is such a 'pretend' profession. Nobody is counting on you at all. You can't 'pretend' to be a lawyer or a teacher. It takes a lot of grit to continue.

Robert Frost
I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer

I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer

Philip Pullman
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
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.

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.

Zane Grey
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen

John Steinbeck
Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open

Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open

Natalie Goldberg
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot

Stephen King
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.

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

Gary Oldman
Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing.

Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing.

Rebecca Solnit
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

Francis Bacon
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why

James Joyce