Quotes for Writers - Page 2

(Contributed by Sneha S.K)

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I’d type a little faster.
- Isaac Asimov


Practice, practice, practice writing. Writing is a craft that requires both talent and acquired skills. You learn by doing, by making mistakes and then seeing where you went wrong.

-Jeffrey A. Carver


Write from the soul, not from some notion what you think the marketplace wants. The market is fickle; the soul is eternal.
Jeffrey A. Carver


The pen is the tongue of the mind.
Miguel de Cervantes


Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
Winston Churchill


If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works.
John Dos Passos


Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
Annie Dillard


In good writing, words become one with things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Writers aren't exactly people.... they're a whole bunch of people trying to be one person.
F. Scott Fitzgerald


Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
-Dylan Thomas, letter to Vernon Watkins, March 1938


The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
-Vladimir Nabakov


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