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Inspirational Quotes about Writing

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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


 

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

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

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

For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking.
- Don DeLillo

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
- Thomas Carlyle

Writing a novel is a terrible experience,
during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.
- Flannery O'Connor

My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes.
Very random and similar to automatic writing.
- Brian Eno

Writing can be a very solitary business.
It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer.
It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
- Paul Kane

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy,
so by writing these types of stories,
I have to include tragedy.
- Nicholas Sparks

If I had a plot that was all set in advance,
why would I want go through the agony of writing the
novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery,
for me at any rate.
- Chaim Potok

My writing has to support more than my research habit,
but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
- Lynn Abbey

Writing a novel is actually searching for victims.
As I write I keep looking for casualties.
The stories uncover the casualties.
- John Irving

Writing checks for charities is necessary and important.
But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy,
which are infinitely greater.
- William E. Simon

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator,
because where two people are writing the same book,
each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
- Agatha Christie

The first writing of the human being was drawing,
not writing.
- Marjane Satrapi

I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people.
- Tanith Lee

I am 82 years old.
I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading.
- Tony Hillerman

Forgive me for not writing but this man is exhausting.
- Wallis Simpson

There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
- Ernest Hemingway

There's a joy in writing short stories,
a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off.
- Tobias Wolff

It won't be long before we'll be writing together again.
I just hope they have a decent piano up there.
- Frederick Loewe

And writing I think is a gift that you have,
the same as acting, in a way.
- Matthew Vaughn

When I'm writing for Esquire, my conscious thought is,
I'm not writing for American Scholar.
- Denis Johnson

I tend to read more nonfiction, really,
because when I'm writing I don't like to read other fiction.
- Irvine Welsh

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion,
some place, in the air.
All I must do is find it, and copy it.
- Jules Renard

Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which
Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour,
as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
- Joseph Addison

You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque.
Charity is almost the wrong word - I think people are
beginning to feel more responsible for the world.
- Joanna Lumley

I'm not taking any interest in politics.
I'm not involved in politics in any way.
My life is in writing now.
- Jeffrey Archer

Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.
- Conrad Hall

Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing.
- Quentin Tarantino

Well, I just wanted to be a person.
I just wanted them to keep writing me as humanistic as possible.
- Fisher Stevens

By the time I was at college, I became very alert to
the question of racial discrimination,
and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.
- Albert Maltz

I'm like a junkie for writing.
- Gavin DeGraw

There is more good writing and good acting in any ten
minutes of Twister than in,
say, all of Citizen Kane.
- Orson Scott Card

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

My writing is remarkably non-confessional;
you actually learn very little about me.
- Michael Pollan

I've loved doing "E.R." for the quality of the writing
and the great people I get to work with.
- Julie Bowen

I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing
music and composing music,
but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
- Bruce Cockburn

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing;
it's about dying,
about the brief flicker of time we have here,
and the frustration that it creates.
- Mordecai Richler

Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.
- Alison Bechdel

Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic,
therapeutic.
I don't think I had a goal, particularly,
to sing or put it out there for anybody.
- Lisa Marie Presley

Although I still occasionally paint and draw,
my life has now been shaped by my writing.
- Russell Banks

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

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion
to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
- Charles Caleb Colton

At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply
to keep on writing and making a living at it.
- Fred Saberhagen

I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing,
Literary and Dramatic.
- Shelley Berman

There's no such thing as perfect writing,
just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
- Haruki Murakami

You become a better writer by writing.
You become a better travel writer by writing about travel.
- Tim Cahill

If you can't turn yourself into your customer,
you probably shouldn't be in the ad writing business at all.
- Leo Burnett

Writing is like getting married.
One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
- Iris Murdoch

You learn a lot, writing fiction.
- Penelope Lively

I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
- Antonia Fraser

I'm too shy for personal appearances,
and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing,
I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward.
- Anne Tyler

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

And if you have great writing, it's really easy,
but if it's not so great and you have to work a little harder,
I could tell where the work needed to be done but comedy is just fun.
- Matt LeBlanc

Writing is good, thinking is better.
Cleverness is good, patience is better.
- Herman Hesse

In writing and politicking, it's best not to think about it,
just do it.
- Gore Vidal

I really, really like writing songs.
- Debbie Harry

Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been
so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
- Robert Morgan

I'm more interested in writing than in performing.
- Frank McCourt

I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.
- Lloyd Alexander

I think I'm drawn to writing about something which
feels intense and important.
- Rose Tremain


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