Writer Quotes

"About the most originality that any w...

"About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment." β€” Josh Billings
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"A writer who says that there are no truths, o...

"A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is 'merely relative,' is asking you not to believe him. So don't." – Roger Scruton
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"You just have to be at peace with what you are and what you really want to be. Like, a lot of p...

"You just have to be at peace with what you are and what you really want to be. Like, a lot of people will say like "I'm an aspiring artist" or "I'm an aspiring writer" No, you're a writer, you're an artist. If you're doing that shit every day, that's what you are. Just own it."- Danny Sexbang
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"No writer worth his salt can resist a goo...

"No writer worth his salt can resist a good story, just as no politician can resist making promises he can't keep" - Frank Underwood
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"The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The o...

"The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews." β€” William Faulkner
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β€˜I dream of giving birth to a chi...

β€˜I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, β€˜Mother, what was war?’ - Eve Williams (Poet and writer)
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"Asking a working writer what he thinks ...

"Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs." β€” Christopher Hampton
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"To mourn is not to fear. T...

"To mourn is not to fear. To grieve is not to admit defeat." -writers from House of Cards
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"I love being a writer. ...

"I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork." β€” Peter De Vries
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I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers th...

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited. Jorge Luis Borges
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I don't like the kind of writer who's out to change the ...

I don't like the kind of writer who's out to change the world and beat up on people for their own good. Stalin did that and Hitler did that, and to hell with them. RAY BRADBURY
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"The mystery of life isn't a pr...

"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. " - Frank Herbert, writer
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β€œA writer can do nothing for men more necessary, s...

β€œA writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibility of their own souls.” - Walt Whitman
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The creative writer does the same as the c...

The creative writer does the same as the child at play; he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously.” ― Sigmund Freud
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"The ending is where the reader discovers w...

"The ending is where the reader discovers whether he has been reading the same story the writer thought he was writing." ---John Updike
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β€œBeing a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's al...

β€œBeing a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.” - Neil Gaiman
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β€œThe freelance writer is a ma...

β€œThe freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.” β€”Robert Benchley
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The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is ...

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life - and one is as good as the other. --Ernest Hemingway
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β€œI used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while others were building bridge...

β€œI used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while others were building bridges or going on to medical careers. Then I realized that entertainment is one of the most important things in people's lives. I feel that if you're able to entertain, you're doing a good thing” - Stan Lee
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β€œAt night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to thei...

β€œAt night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night.” - HP Lovecraft
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"You never want to create characters that sound like a mouthpiece for your ide...

"You never want to create characters that sound like a mouthpiece for your ideas. Good writers express their moral vision slow and subtly, primarily through story structure and the way the hero deals with a particular situation." - John Truby
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"The cure for write...

"The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block." β€” Inigo DeLeon
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"Some editors are fail...

"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." β€” T. S. Eliot
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"It's the job of the writer in America to say, 'Fuck you, God, fuck you and the Old T...

"It's the job of the writer in America to say, 'Fuck you, God, fuck you and the Old Testament you rode in on, fuck you.' The job of the writer is to kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy and white and tempting and powerful." -Ken Kesey, Sometimes A Great Notion
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"A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stampe...

"A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor." β€” Ring Lardner
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"The only reason for being ...

"The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it." β€” Leo Rosten
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"A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants...

"A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose." β€” Samuel McChord Crothers
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β€œA professional write...

β€œA professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” β€” Richard Bach
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The wastebasket is ...

The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend. Isaac Bashevis Singer
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"Foolish writers and r...

"Foolish writers and readers are created for each other." β€” Horace Walpole
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"There are two kinds of writer: t...

"There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder." - Brian Aldiss
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"Asking a working writer what he thinks ...

"Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs." β€” Christopher Hampton
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The purpose of a writer is...

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. Albert Camus
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"The original writer is not he who re...

"The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none." --Chateaubriand
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"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this no...

"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any." β€” Russell Baker
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β€œI am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers th...

β€œI am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
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"I, on my side, require of every writer...a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not m...

"I, on my side, require of every writer...a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me." - Thoreau
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The purpose of a writer is...

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. Albert Camus
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"The fundamental difference between right and left is that the right bli...

"The fundamental difference between right and left is that the right blindly believes in everything that was taught to her, and the left blindly believes in everything that is teaching" - MillΓ΄r Fernandes, brazilian writer
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The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no l...

The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. ... You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. -Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 Aug 1920-2012)
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"Most people do not listen with the intent t...

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." Stephen Covey, educator, writer and speaker
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I dream of giving birth to a child who...

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?" -Eve Merriam, poet and writer (19 Jul 1916-1992)
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β€œNo tears in the writer, no tears in ...

β€œNo tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ― Robert Frost
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"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above a...

"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut." - Stephen King
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"Fake news have been around for a ...

"Fake news have been around for a long time, just look at the Bible" - Yuval Harari (writer of Homo Sapiens)
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"Find what you're afraid...

"Find what you're afraid of most and go live there." - Chuck Palahniuk, writer
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I don’t know what constitutes a speci...

I don’t know what constitutes a special writer, but I know that it has nothing to do with getting published – Anonymous
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" A memorandum is written no...

" A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer." Dean Acheson
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β€œIf you understand comedy, you understand life, Drama, death, tragedy – everybody h...

β€œIf you understand comedy, you understand life, Drama, death, tragedy – everybody has these. But with humour you've got all these, and the antidote. You have found the answer.” ~ Eric Sykes, English writer, comedian and actor [b.4 May 1923 - d.4 July 2012]
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"When writers die they become ...

"When writers die they become books which is after all not too bad an incarnation." ~ J. L. Borges
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"The writer's life is inherently an insecure one. Each project ...

"The writer's life is inherently an insecure one. Each project is a new start and may be a failure. The fact that a previous item has been successful is no guard against failure this time." -Asimov
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"If a Writer falls in...

"If a Writer falls in love with you, you can never die" - Mik Everett
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A certain writer sits down every morning and thinks to h...

A certain writer sits down every morning and thinks to himself, β€œIt’s not like you don’t have a choice, because you do β€” you can either type or kill yourself.” -Author unknown
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"There is no shortage of wonderfu...

"There is no shortage of wonderful writers. What we lack is a dependable mass of readers." - Kurt Vonnegut
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β€œDo you drink?" "Of c...

β€œDo you drink?" "Of course,I just said I was a writer.” ― Stephen King
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"The more I want to get so...

"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work." Richard Bach, writer
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"One doesn't discover new lands witho...

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." Andre Gide, writer
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β€œWriters are made – forged, really, in a kil...

β€œWriters are made – forged, really, in a kiln of their own madness and insecurities – over the course of many, many moons.” -- Chuck Wendig
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"If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers the second-greatest f...

"If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy." ~ Dorothy Parker
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"Number one rule as a writer is...

"Number one rule as a writer is to accept that sometimes it's just going to be bad." - Unidentified
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He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from ...

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. -Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (9 Feb 1737-1809)
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"Idleness is the beginning ...

"Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues." - Franz Kafka, writer
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"Nobody can go back and start a new be...

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." Maria Robinson, writer
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"The writer i...

"The writer is the engineer of the human soul."
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"Experience is what you get whe...

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." Randy Pausch, professor and writer
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