(Contributed by Sneha S.K)
"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
"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I’d type a little faster."
- Isaac Asimov
"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."
"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."