Writing Secrets Quotes

Quotes tagged as "writing-secrets" (showing 1-27 of 27)
“...the secret to writing is to get your own pain - shout it out till it hurts your throat - weep it into your pillow - then write it down ...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

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

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We write, not because we claim to know more than others, but perhaps because we want to know more than others. Writers are explorers”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You can edit what you write. Why not edit what you say? If it hurts somebody, you can still offer an apology or withdraw your statements”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Words disappear in the air, but writing remains. If you want something to be remembered about you, write it down”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Writing is a competition between the writer and the page. When the page wins, you fail as a writer.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Writing is exposing yourself to strangers”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“One day I will write a book. An epitaph”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

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
“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
“I am sorry, I am not a writer. I simply put my thoughts on paper. Those helped by them call them a book and me a writer. Those who are not helped call it rubbish and me a fool. Both have reason.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A writer is never alone, he is always with himself”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“People speak even after their death. Only do speak those who have recorded their speech in writing before they die, the rest go silent forever”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I am what I have ever read”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

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

Chila Woychik
“The tides wash up the Pearl of Great Price; I see it clearly. There it is: the secret so secret that even Indiana Jones has yet to discover it. But it’s mine.
It’s a style pointer, a favorite agent, a best avenue for publication. It’s a sure-fire fire-starter, a league of extraordinary information.
Shall we gather at the river and share? No. I found it. It’s mine!”
Chila Woychik, On Being a Rat and Other Observations

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Writing is sharing. You share what you have. Great writers have more to share”
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
“. If you want to write, just write anything that comes into your mind. You will be surprised at how you can force inspiration to stand on your side.”
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

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You say you have nothing to write about? How do you find things to talk about? You can write about those things you like to talk about, that's your area of expertise”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You never know what you will write until you write it”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“How do you feel when you read stuff written by dead authors? A visit by a ghost?”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Every book has its ancestors”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If you are writing fiction, think like a god. Release all the power of your imagination; create worlds and destroy them at your will, create as many miracles as your story needs”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Writing is magic happening on paper”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity