Why We Write Quotes

Quotes tagged as "why-we-write" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Laini Taylor
“I write because, as wonderful as life is - and it is truly wonderful - it isn't enough. It does not, for example, contain dragons. I find this unsatisfactory. So I read. And I write.”
Laini Taylor

Fabrizio de André
“Why do I write? Out of fear. Out of fear that the memory of the people I write about might go lost. Out of fear that the memory of myself might get lost. Or even just to be shielded by a story, to slip inside a story and stop being recognizable, controllable, subject to blackmail.”
Fabrizio de André

Joy Williams
“The writer doesn’t write for the reader. He doesn’t write for himself, either. He writes to serve…something. Somethingness. The somethingness that is sheltered by the wings of nothingness — those exquisite, enveloping, protecting wings.”
Joy Williams

Karl Kraus
“I have to do this, as long as it is at all possible; for if those who are obliged to look after commas had always made sure they were in the right place, then Shanghai would not be burning.”
Karl Kraus

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I love writing poetry because it's pretty. I love writing pretty.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Amy Hill Hearth
“Writers, naturally, dream of becoming authors. Authors dream of writing a bestseller. Bestselling authors want to write more bestsellers. And everyone hopes for big prizes. Why? Because we believe in magic." Publisher's Weekly magazine, Dec. 12, 2011”
Amy Hill Hearth

Charles M. Blow
“This is the reason I write, to remind people of honor and courage; to tell them that their cause isn’t lost, that their destiny is victory.”
Charles M. Blow

Elizabeth Gilbert
“I wrote that book anyhow, because I needed to write it for my own intimate purposes - and also because I was curious to see if I could convey my emotional experiences adequately on paper.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Cap Daniels
“We should write freely, wholly unfettered by convention, sobriety, rule, and devoid of any expectation of acceptance. Only then, through naked, fearless self-exorcism of our demons can the essence of our souls be poured out fully and honestly onto the pages of our creation.”
Cap Daniels

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