Quotes About Creative Writing

Quotes tagged as "creative-writing" (showing 1-30 of 49)
Brené Brown
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.”
Brené Brown

Red Haircrow
“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”
Red Haircrow

William Faulkner
“At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that — the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, train himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance. That is, to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is ... curiosity to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does. And if you have that, then I don't think the talent makes much difference, whether you've got that or not.

[Press conference, University of Virginia, May 20, 1957]”
William Faulkner

Nelson Algren
“You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich. A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery.”
Nelson Algren, Nonconformity

Richard Powers
“Time passes, as the novelist says. The single most useful trick of fiction for our repair and refreshment: the defeat of time. A century of family saga and a ride up an escalator can take the same number of pages. Fiction sets any conversion rate, then changes it in a syllable. The narrator’s mother carries her child up the stairs and the reader follows, for days. But World War I passes in a paragraph. I needed 125 pages to get from Labor Day to Christmas vacation. In six more words, here’s spring.”
Richard Powers, Generosity: An Enhancement

Brian Raif
“Art is the overflow of emotion into action.”
Brian Raif

Livia Blackburne
“The process doesn’t end there. Stories are more than just images. As you continue in the tale, you get to know the characters, motivations and conflicts that make up the core of the story. This requires more parts of the brain. Some parts process emotion. Others infer the thoughts of others, letting us empathize with their experiences. Yet other parts package the experience into memories for future reflection”
Livia Blackburne, Dalle parole al cervello

Jyoti Arora
“Creativity is a magic wand that works two ways. When you set it in action and seek to create something, it does not just brings into existence that object or work, it also raises in your heart a dream, a hope, and a will to achieve that creation. And when all else seems lost and steeped in hopelessness, the magic of creativity can still keep you going. For when all else seem dark, an urge to create something would still give you an aim to look forward to. And if you just take hold of this urge, it will take hold of you and see you through even the darkest times. Like it did to me.”
Jyoti Arora

“A word of warning here. The events as you remember them will never be the same in your memory once you have turned them into a memoir. For years I have worried that if I turn all of my life into literature, I won't have any real life left - just stories about it. And it is a realistic concern: it does happen like that. I am no longer sure I remember how it felt to be twenty and living in Spain after my parents died; my book about it stands now between me and my memories. When I try to think about that time, what comes to mind most readily is what I wrote.”
Judith Barrington, Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art, Second Edit

“Nothing Is Immediate, Nor Lasts Forever.."

All clouds move at a graceful pace..
Capturing a concrete shape,
nonetheless, being lured by blues.

When you pursuit the cloud who once hovered in your mind,
No longer will you find serenity, nor familiarity.

Believe me though, when I say, he is the cloud that captured your imagination.
That cloud sparked shock waves throughout your brain with memorable colors.

Your cloud changed substance, never existence.
You were just curious for something else,
Something of unusual formations.”
Scott McGoldrick

R.M. Engelhardt
“What is hell to a writer? Hell is being too busy to find the time to write or being unable to find the inspiration. Hell is suddenly finding the words but being away from your notebook or typewriter. Hell is when the verses slip away through your fingers and they never return again.”
R.M. Engelhardt, The Resurrection Waltz Poems R.M. Engelhardt

“Listen to Me is blood on paper, souls on the page. What courage these young writers have, what generosity. Once again, the girls of WriteGirl challenge us to step into our voices with confidence and grace, and to sing.”
― Sara Fain

Enock Maregesi
“Majina ya vitabu yanapaswa kuchaguliwa kwa mantiki na kwa makini ya hali ya juu mno, kwa sababu ni miongoni mwa vitu vya kwanza watu wanavyoviona na kuvisoma. Watu wakivutiwa na jina la kitabu, au mwandishi; kitu cha pili watakachovutiwa kuangalia ni dibaji, kusudi wasome muhtasari wa kitabu kizima. Kwa hiyo dibaji inapaswa iandikwe kwa mantiki na kwa makini ileile iliyotumika katika kuchagua jina la kitabu. Lengo la jina la kitabu na dibaji ni kuishawishi hadhira kusoma kitabu na kukifurahia.”
Enock Maregesi

Haruki Murakami
“Well, look at it another way: why shouldn’t there be cats in a zoo?" I said.

"They’re animals, too, right?"

"Cats and dogs are your run-of-the-mill-type animals. Nobody’s going to pay money to see them," he said. "Just look around you-they’re everywhere. Same thing with people.”
Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

John Rember
“MFA in a Box is designed to help you to find the courage to put truth into words and to understand that writing is a life-and-death endeavor — but that nothing about a life-and-death endeavor keeps it from being laugh-out-loud funny.”
John Rember, MFA in a Box

Lionel Suggs
“People won't see Imagination in something that doesn't relate to their experience because of their own mental limitations. I want people to escape the expected and ordinary, to escape the regular expectations of a story, and truly step into a different world of literature.”
Lionel Suggs

Anu Lal
“Perhaps, writing is like the taste of honey sucked from flowers in a garden, each tasting differently.”
Anu Lal, Wall of Colours and Other Stories

Jerry Stahl
“Destroy your life; then put it back together.You'll get great material, meet some fascinating characters and – side benefit – the skills you develop will give you greater compassion, insight and range with the people you create on the page – or run into off of it.”
Jerry Stahl

“We are taken through the pursuit of the American dream, the establishment of the American family, and a smattering of suspense and intrigue.”
Nikita Allgire

Hermann Hesse
“Gemeinsam aber ist allen Menschen, die des guten Willens sind, dieses: daß unsere Werke uns am Ende beschämen, daß wir immer wieder von vorn beginnen müssen, daß das Opfer immer neu gebracht werden muß.”
Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

Ann Patchett
“No one should go into debt to study creative writing. It’s simply not worth it. This is not medical school.”
Ann Patchett

“Remember always...friends.............

There are some people who do not want to see your success ...
There are some people who will envy you ...
There are some people who will make you a fool ...
There are some people who will not like u anytime...
There are some people who want to make you fall down...

There are some people, who want to see your success ...
There are some people ,who want your good . ..
There are some people , who like you very much...
There are some people who will try to help you all the time ...
There are some people who will miss you ...

কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনার সাফল্য দেখতে চায় না ।
কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনাকে হিংসা করবে।
কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনাকে বোকা বানাবে ।
কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনাকে কখনই পছন্দ করবে না ।
কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনাকে পিছন থেকে ফেলে দেয়ার চেস্টা করবে।

কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনার সাফল্য দেখতে চায়।
কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনার ভাল চায় ।
কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনাকে খুব পছন্দ করে ।
কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনাকে সব সময় সাহায্য করার চেস্টা করবে ।
কিছু মানুষ আছে,যারা আপনাকে মিস করবে।

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Gloria Ng
“Giving these students, teenagers, any form of power over the use of their own words, allowing them to turn everyday raw material into some form of beauty, is a gift beyond measure.”
Gloria Ng

“In writing there is art - and in art there is craft ...”
Susi Moore

“In writing, there is art. And in art, there is craft ...”
Susi Moore

Anu Lal
“The struggle for a life extracts all our attention, and leaves us blind, deaf, dumb and senseless. The writer, the artist, the musician vanishes, without even the charity of a proper cremation. At this point words become formless sounds, and thoughts run out of paper and jump out of the terra firma and fly in the air, forcing us to find someone to share them with, someone who could understand. The fear of wasting words is the worst kind of it, only a writer knows.”
Anu Lal, Wall of Colours and Other Stories

“Fall in love, fall hard. Get heartbroken, but do not get over them. Not until you have created beautiful art that lives on longer than the love you had.”
Scott McGoldrick

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

As quoted in Conversations with Maya Angelou (1989)”
by Jeffrey M. Elliot

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