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Vigorous writing is concise. - William Strunk, Jr.

Easy reading is damn hard writing. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

A writer's life is the ideal life. - P G Wodehouse

Writing is a struggle against silence. - Carlos Fuentes

Television has raised writing to a new low. - Samuel Goldwyn

The wastebasket is the writer's best friend. - Isaac B Singer

The point of good writing is knowing when to stop. - L.M. Montgomery

There is creative reading as well as creative writing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty. - Unknown

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. - Steven Wright

Writing is throwing spaghetti at a wall to see what sticks. - Kelly E. Lindner

I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. - Peter de Vries

Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors. - Edward Dahlberg

Writing is only the frosting on my cake. I'm whole without it. - Tabitha King

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. - Albert Camus

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. - Sir Francis Bacon

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it. - Leo Rosten

Your balance may be recovered when you trip, but not your words when they slip. - Unknown

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. - Robert Frost

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. - Louis L'Amour

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. - Jules Renard

I had a very happy childhood, which is unsuitable if you're going to be an Irish writer. - Maeve Binchy

The writing of more than 75 poems in any fiscal year should be punishable by a fine of $500. - Ed Sanders

Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do. - Shania Twain

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. - Ray Knight

Early on, if I was alone two or three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide. - Jack Nicholson

The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or both. Usually both. - Susan Sontag

Of all the useless things a person can do, limerick writing is right up there with golf and fishing. - Garrison Keillor

Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour, the writing is on the wall. - Alan Bennett

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. - Christopher Hampton

Success in life is not a matter so much of talent or opportunity but of concentration and perseverance. - C.W. Wendte

It's not plagiarism - I'm recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do. - Unlek Swain

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. - Alexander Graham Bell

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. - Ernest Hemingway

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. - Andre Gide

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. - Robert Frost

Life is a child playing around your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden. - Jean Anouilh

If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable. - Donald Trump

My writing philosophy is throwing spaghetti against the wall. That's how I take pictures, too. If I take 100, surely one will be good. - Amanda Peet


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