Writer Quotes

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Carl Sagan
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Carl Sagan

Henry Green
“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.”
Henry Green

Anne Lamott
“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the tide starts coming in, we won't really have lost anything, because actually only a symbol of it was there in the sand. Another part of us thinks we'll figure out a way to divert the ocean. This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won't wash them away. I think this is a wonderful kind of person to be.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Jackie Collins
“If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!”
Jackie Collins

“She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on.”
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Mik Everett
“If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.”
Mik Everett

Charlotte Eriksson
“... so this is for us.
This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love
and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know
because the beauty is in the act of doing it.
Not what it can lead to.
This is for the times I lose myself while writing, singing, playing
and no one is around and they will never know
but I will forever remember
and that shines brighter than any praise or fame or glory I will ever have,
and this is for you who write or play or read or sing
by yourself with the light off and door closed
when the world is asleep and the stars are aligned
and maybe no one will ever hear it
or read your words
or know your thoughts
but it doesn’t make it less glorious.
It makes it ethereal. Mysterious.
Infinite.
For it belongs to you and whatever God or spirit you believe in
and only you can decide how much it meant
and means
and will forever mean
and other people will experience it too
through you.
Through your spirit. Through the way you talk.
Through the way you walk and love and laugh and care
and I never meant to write this long
but what I want to say is:
Don’t try to present your art by making other people read or hear or see or touch it; make them feel it. Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourself
and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story.
Let your very identity be your book.
Let the way people say your name sound like the sweetest melody.

So go create. Take photographs in the wood, run alone in the rain and sing your heart out high up on a mountain
where no one will ever hear
and your very existence will be the most hypnotising scar.
Make your life be your art
and you will never be forgotten.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Mikhail Bulgakov
“Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.”
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

“Death is the easy part, the hard part is living and knowing you could be so much more then you’re willing to be.”
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Criss Jami
“The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“Making love to me is amazing. Wait, I meant: making love, to me, is amazing. The absence of two little commas nearly transformed me into a sex god.
”
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Sylvia Plath
“I must be lean & write & make worlds beside this to live in.”
Sylvia Plath

Lili St. Crow
“Discipline allows magic. To be a writer is to be the very best of assassins. You do not sit down and write every day to force the Muse to show up. You get into the habit of writing every day so that when she shows up, you have the maximum chance of catching her, bashing her on the head, and squeezing every last drop out of that bitch.”
Lili St. Crow

Eugène Ionesco
“Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician.”
Eugene Ionesco

Criss Jami
“Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value. The nurse injects the syringe; the writer slides the pen; the farmer plows the dirt; the comedian draws the laughter. Monetary income is the perfect deceiver of a man's true worth.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Somewhere along the way we all go a bit mad. So burn, let go and dive into the horror, because maybe it’s the chaos which helps us find where we belong.”
robert m drake

A. Samad Said
“Jika ingin menjadi seorang penulis pertama sekali kena membaca, kedua kena membaca, ketiga, membaca, keempat membaca dan kelima baru menulis.”
A. Samad Said

“We swallowed the chaos because we knew we didn't want to be ordinary.”
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Ann Marie Frohoff
“All I really want to do today is go to the book store, drink coffee and read.”
Ann Marie Frohoff

“She was broken, I think it’s because she loved too much and she was always blind to the fact that love too is sometimes broken.”
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“If I lived a million lives, I would've felt a million feelings and I still would've fallen a million times for you.”
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“It’s funny, for all it took was a broken heart and that alone was enough, enough for her to do everything she ever dreamed of.”
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“Madness and chaos are self-destructing but over thinking is the suicide.”
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“The truth is I didn’t need therapy; I just needed to feel loved and know that someone out there craved my attention.”
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“Appreciate the moment of a first kiss; it may be the last time you own your heart.”
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“Society will always be too fragile to accept us for all that makes us beautiful.”
robert m drake

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