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  • #1
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “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.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
    Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

  • #5
    Oscar Wilde
    “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #6
    Anaïs Nin
    “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #7
    Robert Frost
    “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
    Robert Frost

  • #8
    Winston S. Churchill
    “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #9
    Ray Bradbury
    “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
    Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

  • #10
    Jack Kerouac
    “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

  • #11
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #12
    Stephen King
    “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
    Stephen King

  • #13
    Virginia Woolf
    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #14
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young

  • #15
    Charles Dickens
    “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”
    Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

  • #16
    Stephen King
    “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #17
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #18
    Virginia Woolf
    “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

  • #19
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #20
    Stephen King
    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #21
    Stephen King
    “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
    Stephen King

  • #22
    Mark Twain
    “I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”
    Mark Twain

  • #23
    Charles Baudelaire
    “Always be a poet, even in prose.”
    Charles Baudelaire

  • #24
    Joss Whedon
    “People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.”
    Joss Whedon

  • #25
    Meg Cabot
    “Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”
    Meg Cabot

  • #26
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can make anything by writing.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #27
    Michael Cunningham
    “One always has a better book in one's mind than one can manage to get onto paper.”
    Michael Cunningham

  • #28
    James A. Michener
    “I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
    James A. Michener

  • #29
    Sylvia Plath
    “let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #30
    Joss Whedon
    “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. ”
    Joss Whedon



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