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Madeleine L'Engle
“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

Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures
“Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called. 
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Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Simone de Beauvoir
“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
Simone de Beauvoir

Jarod Kintz
“I want to gather up all the ink cartridges in the universe, because somewhere, mixed in with all that ink, is the next great American novel. And I’d love nothing more than to drink it.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want Two apply for a job at our country's largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview.

Jarod Kintz
“I want to write the Boston Marathon of run-on sentences. And since it'll be so long, I'll replace all the commas with the word Gatorade, to help push people through it.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want

Jarod Kintz
“I want to write a poem about "Truth," "Honor," "Dignity," and whether the toilet paper should roll over or under when you pull on it.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want

Dodie Smith
“I only want to write. And there's no college for that except life.”
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Jarod Kintz
“I want to write a book about shoes that’s full of footnotes.”
Jarod Kintz

Neil Gaiman
“We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write.”
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Jarod Kintz
“I want to write a book so long that it will take the average person their whole life to read. It will be exactly the same length as the Bible.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want

Alysha Speer
“I choose to write because it's perfect for me. It's an escape, a place I can go to hide. It's a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else. It's a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own. It's a book, when I need to be somewhere else. It's control, when I feel so out of control. It's healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.
And it's fun, when life is just flat-out boring.”
Alysha Speer

Gail Carson Levine
“When I write, I make discoveries about my feelings.”
Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

Besa Kosova
“Writers write while dreamers procastinate. ”
Besa Kosova

Alberto Manguel
“In the light, we read the inventions of others; in the darkness we invent our own stories. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Dodie Smith
“It is rather exciting to write by moonlight.”
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Besa Kosova
“I am the perfect version of me.”
Besa Kosova

Besa Kosova
“I wasn't born to cook or clean,
but to read and write,
if you don't like me the way I am,
then go fly a kite.”
Besa Kosova

Michelle Richmond
“To be a writer you have to write -- and no academic degree is going to do the writing for you. ”
Michelle Richmond

Nikki Giovanni
“You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you write with someone looking over you shoulder, you'll never write.”
Nikki Giovanni
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Jarod Kintz
“You’ll drown in my love story, if I ever write it using a fountain pen.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Siri Hustvedt
“I don't want the words to be naked the way they are in faxes or in the computer. I want them to be covered by an envelope that you have to rip open in order to get at. I want there to be a waiting time -a pause between the writing and the reading. I want us to be careful about what we say to each other. I want the miles between us to be real and long. This will be our law -that we write our dailiness and our suffering very, very carefully.”
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved

Jarod Kintz
“Early on I set out to write the next Great American Novel, and then later on I set out the silverware and enjoyed my dinner in silence.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Carolee Dean
“I got words in me, Jess, fighting to find a way out. Sometimes there's so many words and they get so crowded in my skull I think my head is gonna explode. I want to write them down. I've tried, but most of the time my thoughts and my feelings are bigger than what I can get on paper.”
Carolee Dean, Take Me There

Richard Siken
“Who am I? I'm just a writer. I write things down. I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure, I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallow glass, but that comes later.”
Richard Siken

Shannon L. Alder
“I write to find strength.
I write to become the person that hides inside me.
I write to light the way through the darkness for others.
I write to be seen and heard.
I write to be near those I love.
I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper.
I write because my heart speaks a different language that someone needs to hear.
I write past the embarrassment of exposure.
I write because hypocrisy doesn’t need answers, rather it needs questions to heal.
I write myself out of nightmares.
I write because I am nostalgic, romantic and demand happy endings.
I write to remember.
I write knowing conversations don’t always take place.
I write because speaking can’t be reread.
I write to sooth a mind that races.
I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in the sand.
I write because my emotions belong to the moon; high tide, low tide.
I write knowing I will fall on my words, but no one will say it was for very long.
I write because I want to paint the world the way I see love should be.
I write to provide a legacy.
I write to make sense out of senselessness.
I write knowing I will be killed by my own words, stabbed by critics, crucified by both misunderstanding and understanding.
I write for the haters, the lovers, the lonely, the brokenhearted and the dreamers.
I write because one day someone will tell me that my emotions were not a waste of time.
I write because God loves stories.
I write because one day I will be gone, but what I believed and felt will live on.”
Shannon L. Alder

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jarod Kintz
“I want to write a book called, "Ten Steps to Asexuality." Of course, I recommend all those steps be taken in Birkenstock sandals.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want Two apply for a job at our country's largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview.

Jarod Kintz
“With my career I want to either make something or make an impact. Writers both make something, and make an impact.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Dan Kennedy
“For me, I think it was a little easier to write thinking that nobody was listening.”
Dan Kennedy

Jarod Kintz
“I wear a helmet when I write, because if you’re doing it right, writing is dangerous.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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