"If you wish to be a writer; write!"
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"Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep."
"If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us."
"I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it."
"Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight."
"Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent."
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
"Our work is to present things that are as they are."
"Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home."
"The walls are the publishers of the poor."
"If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts."
"Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will."
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit."
"Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders."
"The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him."
"All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac."
"The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps."
"The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon."
"Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion."
"Why do writers write? Because it isn't there."
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