Sunday, November 17, 2019

More Quotes About Writing

“Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.” ~~ Jules Renard 

“I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.” ~~ Edgar Rice Burroughs

“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.” ~~ Harlan Ellison

"If you're a singer, you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes." ~~ Mickey Spillane

"You can't wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club." ~~ Jack London

“Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.” ~~ J. P. Donleavy

"I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide." ~~ Harper Lee

“We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.” ~~ Somerset Maugham

“Writing is its own reward.” ~~ Henry Miller

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”  ~~ Neil Gaiman

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”  ~~ Anton Chekhov 

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”  ~~ Anne Frank  

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

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”  ~~ Ernest Hemingway  

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

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”  ~~ Ray Bradbury  

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” ~~ Ray Bradbury 

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” ~~ Shannon L. Alder 

“Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.” ~~ Franz Kafka 

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.” ~~ Ursula K Le Guin 

“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.” ~~ Virginia Woolf 

Hope you enjoyed reading this collection of quotes.

Happy Reading!