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  • #31
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #32
    Charles Dickens
    “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”
    Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

  • #33
    Stephen King
    “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #34
    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

  • #35
    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

  • #36
    Neil Gaiman
    “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #37
    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

  • #38
    Stephen King
    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #39
    Isaac Asimov
    “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #40
    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

  • #41
    Toni Morrison
    “Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.”
    Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993

  • #42
    Flannery O'Connor
    “Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
    Flannery O'Connor

  • #43
    Neil Gaiman
    “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

  • #44
    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

  • #45
    Ellen DeGeneres
    “You know, it's hard work to write a book. I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.”
    Ellen DeGeneres, The Funny Thing Is...

  • #46
    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

  • #47
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can make anything by writing.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #48
    Cornelia Funke
    “So what? All writers are lunatics!”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

  • #49
    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

  • #50
    Ernest Hemingway
    “The first draft of anything is shit.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #51
    Neil Gaiman
    “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

  • #52
    Stephen King
    “A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
    Stephen King, Skeleton Crew

  • #53
    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

  • #54
    Michael Cunningham
    “One always has a better book in one's mind than one can manage to get onto paper.”
    Michael Cunningham

  • #55
    James A. Michener
    “I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
    James A. Michener

  • #56
    John Steinbeck
    “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
    John Steinbeck

  • #57
    Anaïs Nin
    “If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #58
    Ray Bradbury
    “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

  • #59
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #60
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt



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