Writing Quotes

Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.
Sylvia Plath

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
Jack Kerouac

If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Toni Morrison
Writing Quotes
Writing Quotes

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
Gustave Flaubert

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Ray Bradbury

The desire to write grows with writing.
Desiderius Erasmus

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Henry David Thoreau

Writing is the supreme solace.
W. Somerset Maugham

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
Madeleine L'Engle

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
Ross Perot
Writing Quotes
Quotes about Writing

To hold a pen is to be at war.

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

Easy reading is damn hard writing.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Lord Acton

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

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
Bill Watterson

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
Sylvia Plath

Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
E. B. White

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
Alexander Pope

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

I think all writing is done through memory.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
Ernest Hemingway

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost
Funny Quotes about Writing
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad - Lord Byron

Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
Stephen Ambrose

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
John Steinbeck

You can make anything by writing.
C.S. Lewis

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

Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.
Neil Gaiman

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
E. B. White

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

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Anaïs Nin

The first draft of anything is shit.
Ernest Hemingway

This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.
Neil Gaiman

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Napoleon Hill