Q is for Quotes About Writing
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
~ Erica Jong
Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.
~ Thomas Berger
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
~ G. K. Chesterton
He was such a bad writer, they revoked his poetic license.
~ Milton Berle
Talk is cheap. Poetry economical.
~ Thomas S. Thomas
I read the book of Job last night – I don’t think God comes out well in it.
~ Virginia Woolf
What is written without effort is read without pleasure.
~ Samuel Johnson
The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.
~ Ray Bradbury
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
~ Douglas Adams
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
~ Winston Churchill
I’m a writer as rarely as possible, when forced by an idea too lovely to let die unwritten.
~ Richard Bach
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.
~ Samuel Goldwyn
Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
~ Russel Lynes
I’m in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.
~ Solomon Short