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Easy reading is damn hard writing. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

I am a drinker with writing problems. - Brendan Behan

A throne is only a bench covered in velvet. - Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The writer is the engineer of the human soul. - Joseph Stalin

I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography. - Steven Wright

Judge, could I, waddya call, encroach the bench? - Archie Bunker

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. - Robert Frost

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

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. - Robert Frost

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

There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T Washington

In Ireland, a writer is looked upon as a failed conversationalist. - Unknown

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

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. - George Santayana

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. - Ernest Hemingway

Maybe I'm a serial regional writer. First here, then there, across the map. - Richard Ford

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

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. - Cicero

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - W Somerset Maugham

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

Concentrate on what you're doing - then you won't have time to tense up and worry. - Unknown

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

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else. - Ivern Ball

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. - Robert Frost

For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It's my best way to unblock writer's block. - Ellen Hopkins

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

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

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea. - John Updike

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

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

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. - William Arthur Ward

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

If I'm losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga. - T. Guillemets

Doing well with blogging is not about writing one key post, it is about performing day after day and helping a few people at a time. - Aaron Wall

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

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey


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