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Quotes tagged as "writers-quotes" (showing 1-30 of 528)
Owen Wister
“Forgive my asking you to use your mind. It is a thing which no novelist should expect of his reader...”
Owen Wister, The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

Quentin R. Bufogle
“Writing is the dragon that lives underneath my floorboards. The one I incessantly feed for fear it may turn and devour my ass. Writing is the friend who doesn't return my phone calls; the itch I'm unable to scratch; a dinner invitation from a cannibal; elevator music for a narcoleptic. Writing is the hope of lifting all boats by pissing in the ocean. Writing isn't something that makes me happy like a good cup of coffee. It's just something I do because not writing, as I've found, is so much worse.”
Quentin R. Bufogle

Edmond Rostand
“...But...to sing,
to dream, to smile, to walk, to be alone, be free,
with a voice that stirs and an eye that still can see!
To cock your hat to one side, when you please
at a yes, a no, to fight, or- make poetry!
To work without a thought of fame or fortune,
on that journey, that you dream of, to the moon!
Never to write a line that's not your own...”
Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

Amy Joy
“Anyone who says writing is easy isn't doing it right.”
Amy Joy

Rainbow Rowell
“Just … isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... The Book is more important than your plans for it. You have to go with what works for The Book ~ if your ideas appear hollow or forced when they are put on paper, chop them, erase them, pulverise them and start again. Don't whine when things are not going your way, because they are going the right way for The Book, which is more important. The show must go on, and so must The Book.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

“A critic is a legless man who teaches other people to run”
Channing Pollock

Gerard de Marigny
“A writer fails, not when a reader is not moved; but when, as a reader, the writer is not moved.”
Gerard de Marigny, Signs of War

Caleb Reese
“Books bring alluring colors to our mundane black and white world.”
Caleb Reese

Nancy I. Sanders
“If one can, anyone can.
If two can, you can, too!”
Nancy I. Sanders, Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children's Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The internet is killing the art of writing. The big "publish" button begs you to publish even before you go back and make one single edit, and as if this was not enough, you have instant readers who praise your writing skills!-”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I used to be afraid about what people might say or think after reading what I had written. I am not afraid anymore, because when I write, I am not trying to prove anything to anyone, I am just expressing myself and my opinions. It’s ok if my opinions are different from those of the reader, each of us can have his own opinions. So writing is like talking, if you are afraid of writing, you may end up being afraid of talking”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The power of a writer is that he is a god of sorts. He can create his own worlds and populate them with his own people, all by the powers of his imagination. It's the closest a man can come close to the gods. No wonder the most successful writers are considered immortals”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Charisse Spiers
“I have voices in my head
I'm a slave to imaginary people
I feel what they feel
I experience what they experience
I live in their world
And I'm devoted to translating their stories
I'm not crazy, I'm a writer”
Charisse Spiers

Richelle E. Goodrich
“What I've learned about writing is that sometimes less is more, while often more is grander. And both are true.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

“A true writer does not seek wealth or fame does seek to find himself in each of his readers souls.”
Julia Joanne Black

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A writer reports on the universe. When he presents his credentials, the gates of heaven and hell are equally opened to him. He can hear the devil’s defense and god’s accusations. The guards at the king’s heart let him in. The writer can be anything and any one he wants. When he writes he is a god, he creates.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“One author said "I write because I want to live a footprint in the sands of history.” It's hard to live a footprint in the sands of history when giants are passing through the same sands unless you are one of the giants”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If I can write, who possibly can’t. Even drawing a line in the sand is writing”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Many writers write because they’ve been there, seen that, did it and burnt their fingers”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

A.K. Kuykendall
“My fingers burn behind the keys of my typewriter, the lettering fading with every thoughtful strike. The many words I write I dare not stall; my mind perpetually alert for my magnum opus call.”
A.K. Kuykendall

Margareth Stewart
“She never claimed to be a writer, she simply described herself as a typist of stories waiting to come alive.”
Margareth Stewart, Open/Pierre´s journey after war

Edmund Bergler
“Writers are fortunate in that they are able to treat their neurosis every day by writing and as soon as the writer is blocked—this is catastrophic because the writer will start to go to pieces.”
Edmund Bergler, The Writer and Psychoanalysis

“We have conversations with each other most nights - Sylvia Plath and me!”
Avijeet Das

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Don't believe in everything that is written. Not everything that is written is true”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“I genuinely feel for my characters. While I was writing 8, I had to take a moment. I had to step back from the work, and just cry. In fact, there was an entire scene I cried through writing. It affected me so badly, I had to put the work away. Regroup. I just, I couldn't believe what I had just written. I felt like if Evil needed a face, I would be the number one front-runner for the brand. It was really hard for me. Every bit of pain, anger, desperation that I wrote, I felt while writing it. In a way, I think I became my characters. I transferred them to the page, by living in them.”
Diane M Chattaway

“I just always wanted to write. I think it stems from always wanting to read. Somewhere along the lines of being entertained, I thought... I would like to entertain others.”
Diane M Chattaway

Christine Stobbe
“I am a writer. I live a thousand different lives in a thousand different places, in a galaxy of black and white words. Lend me your imagination, reader, and let me show you new places, new people, and fantastic worlds, in all the myriad colors of your mind.”
Christine Stobbe

“As a writer you try to listen to what other's aren't saying...and write about the silence.”
N.R.Hart

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