Fabulous Writing Quotes
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
Charles Caleb Colton
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
Poets need not go to Niagara to write about the force of falling water.
The faster I write the better my output. If I’m going slow I’m in trouble. It means I’m pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.
The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.
Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself – it is the occurring which is difficult.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
F. Scott Fitzgerald:
You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you’ve got something to say.
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